The organization will changing two old structures that help a transmission line on Jan 6 a necessary progress leaving more than 7000 consumers without power Saturday from 7 30 am to 4 30 pm.

“We know this is not the best time of year to be doing this. If we donot make repairs, there is a risk that area can experience what is called an unplanned outage. It could affect more people for a longer period of time. We do not want that. National Grid Dave Bertola expressed.

Temperature in January is expected to be in mid 30 with possible snow in forecast. This outage will effect farmers, businesses and elder persons. People are worried about their pets cats or birds to freeze to death.

According to Bertola, the need for upgrade is urgent. Bertola told ” If there was a storm maybe that number is more important because it is a transmission line ” Bertola expressed.

The planned blackout is projected to affect around 7300 consumers in Ontario, Monroe counties, Livingston consisting of these areas.

National Grid advice some tips before Saturday outage to make sure the consumers stay safe.

Warming centers will be available at nine points throughout the impacted area. The list and times that facilities are to be open and available are subject to alter, the company told due to staffing and schedules.

Ontario County resident affected by the outage can visit these locations

Affected resident can stop by in Monroe County

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Various ambulance bases and fire departments are warming centers Saturday, the Livingston County Office of Emergency Management shared on Facebook previous week that sheltering system is not manufacture to accommodate all citizens without electricity and animals pets are not permitted at the Livingston County locations.

According to the New York State Department of Public Service and AAA here are some method to stay heated in your home during a winter power blackout.

Bertola told residencts can escalate heat in their home to around 75 degrees the night before and right up to when the power is planned to go out so your home can stay warmer throughout the day.

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