Weather hampers storm recovery

Town Supervisor Ken Runion said the emergency response in the town has been superb, and he thanked the various emergency responders at the Tuesday, Dec. 16, Town Board meeting.

Storm by the numbers

As of Tuesday, Dec. 16, restoration efforts had the following impact, according to information provided by National Grid:

Overall, more than 550,000 National Grid customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island lost power.

A total of 1,800 crews and 2,300 support personnel assisted, one of the largest concentrations of utility workers in the Northeast in more than a decade.

In New York state there were 1900 service workers in 900 crews and 1000 support personnel.

More than 980 crews from states as far as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut responded.

3,600 square miles of Eastern New York were affected.

350 broken poles and 150 damaged transformers needed repair.

1,100 hotel rooms in 31 hotel and motels housed restoration crews.

5,000 meals were served per day to responders.

1,450 trucks, cars and tractor-trailers involved in the effort.

24,300 gallons of fuel were used.

3,000 individual incidences of damage were reported.

772,000 feet of distribution wire was replaced, enough to span 140 miles, or approximately the distance from the Capitol to downtown Syracuse.

$100,000 donated to Capital District Red Cross.""

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