Orange & Rockland customers looking for an update on power outages throughout the region will have a harder time finding one this morning.
The outage map on O&R's website is out of service as of 8 a.m. Thursday due to technical difficulties.
In the latest update on power restoration at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, O&R reported 67,900 customers in Rockland County who were still without power and 170,000 in the company's entire distribution area.
So far, power has been restored to 52,000 O&R customers while the primary focus is on epairing and rebuilding transmission lines and substations. According to O&R, work is complete on all of its 17 substations and 21 of the 27 damaged transmission lines. Both were required to return power to the entire system.
The most recent previous updates from O&R can be found here.
The following is O&R's explanation of its plan to restore it system.
- Damage assessment on state, county and major local roads.
- Reconstruction of the distribution system on state roads, followed by county roads. After that work is done, crews will be shifted to restoring circuits feeding critical infrastructure and services. These critical facilities include local governments whose operations provide essential services required by residents.
- Restoration then moves onto critical infrastructure followed by the largest block of customers out of service, smaller blocks of customers and then individual customer service outages.
- As restoration continues, site safety personnel are working to ensure public safety by securing downed wires on major roads.