TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—NYSEG is readying its workforce to respond to a potentially intense day of thunderstorms and wind that is predicted to move into the county Wednesday afternoon.

NYSEG has announced that customers may experience service disruptions as a result. Wind gusts are anticipated in the Southern Tier, Catskills and Capital Region areas.

“The company urges customers to monitor weather forecasts and prepare for the possibility of service interruptions, as this storm has the potential to bring down trees and limbs, causing damage to overhead power lines and other electrical equipment,” NYSEG stated. “Our storm response team has been monitoring weather forecasts, planning and readying crews and equipment. Currently there are more than 970 line personnel and 180 tree crews ready to assist in restoration efforts.”

As of 10:43 a.m., there were only 27 outages reported in NYSEG’s service area, none of which were in Tompkins County.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com