Power restored to hundreds on Binghamton's north side

By Dave Greber

Credit: MGN Online

Power restored to hundreds on Binghamton's north side

January 7, 2014 Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 10:47 PM EDT

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) NYSEG has restored power to nearly 900 people who were without power in the city of Binghamton on one of the coldest nights of the year.

Power had been restored just before 9:25 p.m., according to NYSEG spokesman Clay Ellis. Initially, power wasn't supposed to be restored until 10:30, according to the utility's website.

As of 9:10 p.m. Tuesday there were 891 people without electricity on the city's north side, according to the NYSEG website. Most of the customers were on Chenango, Roberts and Doubleday streets. Surrounding streets were without power as well.

Ellis said a faulty insulator was to blame for the nearly three-hour outage.

The Southern Tier chapter of the American Red Cross had begun to open a warming shelter at the Broome County Veteran's Memorial Arena.

However, the service was cut off when power was restored.