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Con Ed: Power Restored To More Than 1M Customers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Con Edison said it has restored power to more than 1 million customers in what the utility called "the largest customer restoration effort" in the company's history.

Monday morning, Con Ed said the last customers in Westchester who lost power during Superstorm Sandy and whose equipment could be restored got their power back -- two weeks after the storm slammed the region.

Overnight, power was also brought back to the last of Con Ed's customers whose equipment could be restored in New York City.

"We replaced more than 60 miles of cable and we went to more than 10,000 homes and businesses in the five boroughs and Westchester to get electricity back," said Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert.

However, the utility said that 16,300 customers are still without power in flood-ravaged areas of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island because of damaged equipment.

Those customers can't get service until their internal equipment is repaired, tested and certified by an electrician.

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