When winter hits: How utility companies restore power

Central Hudson service worker Adrian Jacobsen repaired an electric line in Ulster County during the March 2019 storms. Photo courtesy of Central Hudson

HUDSON VALLEY — When storms hit, children may celebrate snow days and home owners may just grumble as they spend time digging out, but in the worst-case scenarios, foul weather can mean power outages, with all the accompanying headaches. 

For the workers at Central Hudson Gas and Electric, even the hint of bad weather means one thing: action.

Although weather forecasting is far from an exact science, before there may even be a cloud in the sky, potential emergencies are evaluated and an emergency plan implemented.

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