Hundreds of power outages reported in northeast Queens due to storm conditions

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Numerous Whitestone and College Point residents are reporting partial or complete power outages at their homes while the “bomb cyclone” continues delivering blizzard-like conditions to the area.

According to Con Edison’s Storm Center, close to 600 College Point residents between Powells Cove Boulevard and 14th Avenue, east of College Point Boulevard, are experiencing partial or complete power outages. Power will be restored by 10 p.m., according to the latest report. No power outages are currently being reported west of College Point Boulevard.

In the Malba section of Whitestone, a few dozen customers are reporting outages. Burning wires were reported in the vicinity of 13th Avenue and 138th Street. Crews are currently en route to the site and service is expected to be restored by 6 p.m.

In Whitestone, burning wires are also being reported in the vicinity of the Cross Island Parkway and 13th Avenue, putting over 300 customers out of service. Crews are en route to address to issue, according to Con Ed. A few blocks south, another 200 customers experience outages due to weather-related issues. Power is expected to be restored in this area by 10 p.m.

Crews are currently working on-site at 149th, 150th, and Clintonville Street between 11th Avenue and 14th Avenue to resolve service to around 50 customers. Service at these location should be restored within a few hours.

A few dozen customers in Bayside, located mainly immediately east or west of the Clearview Expressway, are experiencing partial outages.

In Flushing, over 100 customers are experiencing outages north of Kissena Park, between Parsons Boulevard and 157th Street. Another 100 are experiencing outages between Pigeon Meadows Road and Underhill Avenue. Power in both Flushing areas will be restored by 6 p.m., according to the latest report.

Downed power lines or outages can be reported on Con Edison’s website or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

Con Edison encourages those affected by the outage to turn off all appliances, avoid downed and hanging power lines and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Generators should not be used indoors. A gas range or oven should never be used to heat your home.

Those who experience a life-threatening medical emergency and need immediate assistance should dial 911.

View reports of all the borough’s power outages on Con Ed’s website.

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