Westchester officials slam Con Edison, NYSEG
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Westchester County Executive George Latimer called on the leadership at Con Edison and NYSEG to step down. Latimer, flanked by dozens of local and state officials, said the two utility companies have done a deplorable job responding to power outages in the county.
Tens of thousands have been without power since last Friday.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi said she is outraged and wants to pull out her hair. She called the problems "unfathomable."
A tree and power lines have been down on Keeler Avenue in Mamaroneck for a week. Residents still don't know when they'll get their power back. Some are returning home to get clothes and other valuables.
Billy Kiriakou said that he, his wife, and their 4-year-old twins have been displaced for a week. He called the neighborhood a "third world country" and he hopes the CEO of Con Ed comes out to help with the power lines and tree.
Reporters asked Con Ed CEO John McAvoy about the calls for him to resign. He said the utility was "laser focused" on restoring power to customers as safely and quickly as possible.
"That is what I am focusing all my attention on," McAvoy said.