HARRISON, N.Y. –There were more than 5,000 people without power Tuesday afternoon in Harrison due to Hurricane Sandy, according to the Con Edison power outage map.
A large majority of the outages were near Harrison Avenue -- about 2,081 customers, Con Edison reported around 3:26 p.m.
The total number of customers without power as of 3:26 p.m. was 5,702. Con Edison serves 9,470 total customers in Harrison, which means more than half of Harrison is in the dark.
The number rose from 5,260 at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Con Edison reported that intermittent power outages could be expected all day Tuesday.
A majority of Westchester is also in the dark as 183,030 out of 348,198 customers are without power as of 3:26 Tuesday, according to Con Edison. That is an increase from 163,824 without power Tuesday morning.
It is unknown when power will be restored to the area.
“This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad in a press release. The company noted that the previous record was “more than 200,000 customers affected by Hurricane Irene in 2011,” according to the release.
Con Edison crews will be assessing the damage before making repairs, Miksad said in the release.
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