Electricity To Be Fully Restored by Wednesday in Ice Storm Communities
Clean-up continues in northern New York where an ice storm knocked out power the thousands of people.
National Grid reported nearly 67,000 of its customers were still without power in New York on Sunday morning.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, National Grid reported about 43,000 customers were still without power and New York State Electric and Gas reported 9,000 customers affected.
National Grid spokesman Steve Brady said the bulk of the outages were along Lake Ontario, stretching from Niagara and Erie counties in the west to Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties in the north.
More than 95,000 utility customers woke up without power Sunday morning in New York, Vermont and Maine because of widespread ice accumulations. Power is expected to be fully restored by Wednesday.
There were few injuries associated with the storm; Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency in the impacted counties.
Flood warnings in effect in Cortland County until Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon; there was no serious flooding reported in Cortland County as a result of heavy rain and snow melt this past weekend.
The Tioughnioga River was expected to crest sometime this morning with minor flooding predicted. The Otselic River in Cincinnatus was expected to crest Sunday night well below flood stage.