NY sets dates for hearings on utilities' windstorm response

By The Associated Press

State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in western New York earlier this month.

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in western New York earlier this month.

The state Department of Public Service says hearings will be held April 12 at the Southside Commerce Center Auditorium in East Aurora, outside Buffalo, and April 13 on Monroe Community College's Brighton campus in suburban Rochester.

Winds gusting to 80 mph knocked out power across a wide swath of western New York March 8-9. More than half of the 200,000 outages were in the Rochester area.

Afterward Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into how RG&E and NYSEG (NYE'-sehg) prepared for and responded to the storm.

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