The Twin Tiers says goodbye and thanks to the hundreds of utility workers who flooded the area last week to help restore power for tens of thousands of residents affected by heavy late-season snow on the night of the 18th april.
New York State Electric and Gas reported fewer than half a dozen customers in southern and central New York without power on April 25, with officials “assessing” the situation of individual clients in Nichols, Berkshire and Marathon. The majority of customers were back online late on Friday April 22 or the afternoon or evening of April 23.
Utility trucks from across the northeast were seen in the Binghamton area throughout the week with staging areas for equipment in parking lots at Oakdale Mall, the Home Depot store in Westover and other places.
As many large utility trucks were seen at local restaurants and on the roads on Sunday, presumably preparing to head home, tree service and cable crews could be busy over the next couple of weeks helping out. removal of debris and restoration of service. .
No serious injuries were reported as a result of the storm.