Stay away from downed power lines, and shovel out nearby fire hydrants!

Power has been restored to many of the customers who faced electric outages this morning, according to New York State Electric & Gas, but it’s still important to watch for, and stay away from, downed power lines.

Sometimes you can see exactly why your power is out. Photo courtesy Jay Hatfield.

Sometimes you can see exactly why your power is out. Photo courtesy Jay Hatfield.

According to NYSEG, about 130 customers in Tompkins County are still without power, down from 370 this morning. Most remaining outages are in the Enfield and Lansing areas, and power may not be restored to some customers until 8pm or as late as 11pm.

The Ithaca Fire Department asks area residents to shovel out a three-foot radius around fire hydrants in their neighborhoods.

City of Ithaca officials remind residents that “property owners are required to clear the full width of sidewalks and corner curb-cuts from snow and ice within 24 hours of the beginning of a snowfall. Sidewalks that are not cleared may be cleared by city crews and the property owners could be ticketed and billed for services.”

Ithaca’s odd-even parking regulations remain in effect. “It took me an hour to dig out my car just to make a U-turn and park it on the other side of the street,” one reader tells us.

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