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It’s been a busy night for New York State Electric and Gas crews dealing with power outages scattered around the region.
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April nor'easter drops more than a foot of snow, knocks power out for thousands NBC News Logo Search Search NBC News Logo MSNBC Logo Today Logo
A spring nor'easter has dropped at least a foot of snow on parts of New York and Pennsylvania, leading to power outages and closures of businesses and schools.
The overnight storm pummeled the northern tier with heavy, wet snow bringing down trees and many utility lines.
Almost every building in New Milford is dark. Businesses in the borough shut down.
UPDATE 1/28/2022: UGI Utilities say it has completed efforts to restore service to heating customers who experienced a natural gas outage in Milford Borough, Milford Township, Westfall Township and Matamoros Borough. Nearly 1,400 customers were affected by this outage. More than 80 UGI employees are going door-to-door to turn-on service and re-light appliances.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.