Brooklyn, NY - Power Outages In Portions Of Tristate Region

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 AM
By: AP/VIN News

Con Ed on scene on June 22 2012 in Borough Park where outages are reported. Photo: Fox5Brooklyn, NY - Con Edison is reminding New Yorkers to be energy efficient.

On Friday morning, the utility's website showed some scattered outages around New York City and Westchester County. outages were reported in Borough Park section of Brooklyn on 50th Street from 13th Avenue to 15th Avenue which has affected nearly 600 residents.

Con Edison said late Thursday it had reduced voltage in several Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods because of problems with electrical equipment. It sent a community outreach van to Borough Park.

Some of its energy-saving advice:

-- Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher.

-- Keep your air conditioner filter clean.

-- Close off rooms that are not being used.

-- Turn off unneeded lights. Use a timer for appliances.

-- Use your oven, washer, dryer and dishwasher in the early morning or late at night, when it's generally cooler.

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