Power outages strike in Delaware County

More than 3,100 households in Delaware County were without power this morning, across an area that included most of NYSEG's customers in the towns of Stamford, Kortright and Harpersfield. 

As of around 10:45 a.m., a NYSEG power outage map was reporting that 2,452 of the utility's Delaware County customers were without power, including all 706 customers in the village of Stamford, all but a handful of houses in the village of Hobart, and over 90 percent of customers in the towns of Stamford and Harpersfield. By the time of this post, power had already been restored to many households, leaving 1,033 still without power. 

The Stamford Fire Department was without power this morning, but they are back online now, Delaware County Emergency Services director Steve Hood told the Watershed Post. 

A NYSEG spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Hood said he did not know what had caused the power outages.

It's been a rough few weeks for the village of Stamford, which has seen two major fires in recent weeks. Earlier this week, the village's most iconic building, the former Rexmere Hotel, was destroyed in a massive blaze that drew hundreds of firefighters from four counties.

Update, 11:50 a.m.: NYSEG spokesperson Clayton Ellis emailed this statement:

We had on outage this morning beginning at about 8:23 a.m. that affected 3,180 customers in Bloomville, Davenport, Harpersfield, Hobart, Jefferson, South Kortright and Stamford. All but 16 customers has power restored at 9:30 a.m.; those 16 customers had power restored at 9:34 a.m. The cause was transmission-related, but we are still investigating the specifics.

We have amended the first paragraph of this story to reflect the number of households affected by the outage. --Ed.