Update (3:50 p.m.) — Power has been restored to all customers, according to NYSEG.

A tree or branch on a conductor caused the outage, NYSEG said.


ITHACA, N.Y. — A large power outage is impacting Tompkins County.

According to New York State Electric & Gas, 2,070 customers are without power. The Town of Ithaca is most impacted, with more than 1,200 customers without power. There are also outages in Cayuga Heights and Dryden, and a few in Lansing and the City of Ithaca.

In the Town of Ithaca, Warren Road is the most impacted. Almost all of the customers on that road are without power as of 2:47 p.m., according to NYSEG.

NYSEG does not yet know what is causing the outage.

Bob Pass, regional manager of community outreach & development at NYSEG, said they are aware of the issue and crews are trying to determine the cause.

“We are aware of the power outage affecting over 2,000 customers in the Ithaca area,” Pass said in an email. “We currently have line crews patrolling the circuit to see what the cause of the outage might be.”

Kelsey O'Connor

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