Blackout Update

The number of Con Ed customers experiencing power outages is now up to 3,500. Here, according to Con Ed spokesman

The number of Con Ed customers experiencing power outages is now up to 3,500. Here, according to Con Ed spokesman Alfonso Quiroz, is the latest breakdown:

Manhattan – 406 customers
Brooklyn – 272 customers
Queens – 963 customers
Staten Island – 6 customers
Westchester – 1431 customers
Bronx – 425 customers

Again, “customer” can mean family home or big building — it doesn’t refer to individual people affected.

Mayor Bloomberg has addressed the situation, so far, by making an appeal at a pre-scheduled press conference in the Office of Emergency Management headquarters for people to conserve energy.

And about those subway rumors , here’s what Quiroz said:

“The rumors are not based on fact. I plan on riding the subways home to Queens tonight.”

No word on when the power’s going to come back on.

–Jason Horowitz Blackout Update