Major News For Electric Customers In New York State
The snow is getting ready to fly in New York State. Portions of the state that are along the Great Lakes may see a couple feet of snow before this storm is over.
The worst part of the storm may have come this week already. The freezing rain and ice that we saw this week was rough for the commute and for power lines. But there is a message for those who get their electric from National Grid.
National Grid says staffing has been increased and utility crews are ready to respond to any emergencies or power outages that happen during this winter storm. Customers with an active electricity account who text 'REG' to 64743 can sign up for personal alerts. Storm safety tips have also been posted at nationalgridus.com.
The biggest thing to remember is to be smart and safe. Keep vents clear of snow and ice and NEVER run a generator in a house or indoors.
The last big storm dumped as much as 7 feet of snow here in Western New York. I remember seeing transformers pop and many lines on the ground. Stay away from those and call 911 if you see anything that may be dangerous or life threatening. Another great reminder is to keep an roof rakes you may try to use far away from power lines on the house!