ONEONTA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – More than 24 hours after a severe spring snow storm struck Central New York, thousands remain without power, despite the best efforts of utility crews. Some of the hardest hit areas are in Otsego County. NYSEG, the utility that serves a large part of Otsego County, has told authorities that there are some customers who made not see their power restored until the weekend. There are many for whom the lights are already on.
The Otsego County Office of Emergency Services has set up this schedule to provide assistance to those in need.
Laurens Fire Department – dry ice and bottled water while supplies last from 8AM until 12PM.
NYSEG & the county are working on additional distribution locations and that information would be available Thursday morning. Emergency shelters remain open at Oneonta Armory, Academy St, Oneonta and Clark’s Sports Center, Cooperstown. Otsego County residents are encouraged to sign up for Hyper-Reach, a reverse 911 communications system, via https://www.otsegocounty.com/departments/emergency_services/index.php
In Herkimer County, National Grid has estimated the time for restoration of power in the Tows of Russia, Ohio and Norway for about 11:30PM Thursday.
Old Forge Fire Department – dry ice from 12PM until 4PM
Poland Fire Department – dry ice from 12PM until 4PM
Susquehanna SPCA is offering temporary pet boarding on a first-come, first-served basis at their office, 5082 State Route 28, Cooperstown.
Students at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College have been accommodated at the Alumni Fieldhouse on the campus of SUNY Oneonta.
You can view the Nation Grid Outage map here.