While most customers won’t miss the air-conditioning now that the weather’s turned, Con Edison is asking residents of North Brooklyn to hold off on a variety of electrical-intensive activities while crews work on equipment problems.
In a press release on Friday, the company announced it was reducing voltage by 5% in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene while its crews make repairs.
The company asked roughly 110,000 customers not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, microwaves and, if not needed for health or medical reasons, air conditioners.
Con Ed has also implemented a voltage reduction inPark Slope, Prospect Heights and Windsor Terrace while repairs are made in those neighborhoods as well.
So far, it’s unclear how long the repairs will take, but customers can follow Con Edison on Twitter for general outage updates.
While it appears that the brunt of Hurricane Florence will miss New York, customers should take precautions ahead of the weather later this week in case there’s an outage.