As of Wednesday at noon, 3,543 NYSEG customers and 1,205 Con Ed customers remain without power in Yorktown.
In a statement released this morning, NYSEG reported that the majority of customers who are still without power are projected to have service restored by Friday night; all power is projected to be restored early next week for the 21,000 customers in its Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties).
NYSEG officials said that of the 277,000 power interruptions that occured because of the storm damage, they have restored approximately 224,000 services, or 81 percent.
According to a press release from Con Edison, electric service has been restored to 90 percent of the affected customers. Officials said they expect to restore power to all Westchester County customers by late Thursday night.
In Westchester, the communities with the highest number of customers still without power due to the storm include North Castle, Cortlandt, and New Castle. In all, about 17,000 customers in Westchester are without power due to the storm. Officials said, Con Ed restores lines that will "provide power to the most customers as quickly as possible," and then moves on to restore small groups and individual customers who are still without power.
"Hurricane Irene’s fierce winds knocked trees into power lines, poles and transformers, causing more power outages in Con Edison’s service area than any other storm in history," the press release read.
Earlier this week, of the response time of both Con Ed and NYSEG.
Senator Greg Ball (R-Patterson) issued a statement this afternoon calling for a Senate investigation into the "poor response times and communication failures" following Hurricane Irene.
"This is not a third-world country," he said. "These companies need to begin to more immediately respond to abandoned customers, struggling for basic answers and information."