Update (7:00 p.m.): NYSEG now says that all power has been restored in Tompkins County.

Original story:

ITHACA, N.Y.—Due to a power outage, there are about 4,600 people without power in Tompkins County, with most of the impacted customers in the City of Ithaca, Town of Ithaca and the Town of Dryden.

The city has 1,932 people out of power, the Town of Ithaca has 1,600 without power and the Town of Dryden has 1,042 without power. The Town of Caroline also has 26 people without power.

There doesn’t seem to be an obvious explanation for the outage, as the weather has been quite nice all day and storms aren’t in the forecast. In the middle of downtown, the north side of the Commons does not have power, while the south side does.

A Tompkins SIREN alert stated that many traffic lights are out and that intersections should be treated as a four-way stop. NYSEG has yet to state when power is expected to come back. Spectrum has estimated that their service will be back online by 7 p.m.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com