Orange and Rockland Utilities Calls in Additional Crews for Expected Nor’easter
By Rockland Daily Staff
Orange and Rockland Utilities announced that it has additional overhead line crews who will be mobilized along with its emergency response workforce to repair potential damage and restore possible power outages that could result from a nor’easter, packing heavy, wet snow and gusty winds.
That storm is expected to descend on the region just after midnight tonight, tapering off by Tuesday afternoon.
The snow totals predicted for the storm have increased from earlier reports and are now expected to blanket the region with as much as 6 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow with wind gusts that could be as high as 35 mph.
O&R company and contractor overhead line crews, tree removal experts, customer service operators, and the other O&R emergency response personnel will be activated and deployed early Tuesday morning. Also, O&R has secured approximately 200 mutual aid workers, substantially increasing the size of O&R’s overhead line field forces.