Utility provider ConEd issued an advisory Thursday to its customers about the approaching snow storm:
Con Edison is monitoring the storm that is expected to dump snow and freezing rain on the New York area starting Friday afternoon and is preparing to respond to any outages that occur.
The company reminds customers to take safety precautions and avoid any downed power lines. Customers can report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.coned.com/ReportOutage.
They can also call 1‐800‐75‐CONED (1‐800‐752‐6633). When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.