A power outage on Thursday (July 12) affected about 18,000 homes and businesses in southern Dutchess and Putnam counties, including in Philipstown and Beacon.
According to Central Hudson, the transmission line serving the region went offline after an equipment malfunction at a substation. Most power was restored within about 10 minutes, although the remainder took about two hours as crews rerouted power through alternate lines.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a contribution to support our nonprofit journalism. Our annual appeal has begun! All gifts of up to $1,000 through Dec. 31 will be matched TWICE! Click here for details. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.