NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

July 9, 2014 by Rachel Cera

With thousands of residents in and around Lansing still without power, and NYSEG saying it may be Saturday before many homes and businesses have power back, the Lansing High School will open its doors from 7:30am-Noon on Thursday morning to help.

Chris Pettograsso, Lansing Central School District superintendent, says the high school will be open on Thursday for anyone needing water, shower facilities, or power to recharge electronic devices. The high school building is at 300 Ridge Road, also known as Route 34B, north of Rogues' Harbor Inn and near the entrance to Myers Park.

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) says they will be offering dry ice and bottled water to customers affected by the outages at their 1387 Dryden Road service center, northeast of the intersection with Route 366, tonight and tomorrow. They will have supplies from 5-11pm on Wednesday and 9am until dark on Thursday, distributing supplies on a first-come, first-served basis until they run out.

Over 7,000 homes and businesses are still without power in Tompkins County as of mid-afternoon Wednesday, including many in the towns of Lansing, Groton, Enfield, Dryden, and Ulysses. NYSEG has said damage to the distribution system, not just lines in residential areas, is making repair work a slow process.

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