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As Part of Transmission Upgrades for Area Residents, Businesses, National Grid Scheduling Jan. 6 Outage in Genesee Region

Dec 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM


Upstate NY



As part of electric system upgrades to ensure reliability for customers, National Grid has scheduled a power outage for the Genesee region on Saturday, Jan. 6. The outage, to take place from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is necessary so that crews can complete critical infrastructure repairs that require replacement of two aging structures that support a transmission line.

Customers and local officials will receive direct communications from National Grid notifying them of the urgent nature of the repairs and outage, which is expected to affect around 7,300 customers in Avon, Caledonia, Lima, and Livonia in Livingston County, Bloomfield and West Bloomfield in Ontario County, and Henrietta, Honeoye Falls, Mendon, and Rush in Monroe County.

“We understand the inconvenience of an outage of this length at this time of year,” said National Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa. “The need to address these structures is urgent and came to light in recent weeks during work related to extensive electric system upgrades our crews are conducting in the area. The work requires skills of many line and construction workers who are committed to the safe, reliable delivery of energy to our Genesee region customers. We’re grateful to our customers and local officials who provided feedback regarding the best date and time to safely complete this project, and we look forward to doing so on Jan 6.”

Warming centers will be available at the following locations during the outage. This list and times that the facilities are to be open and available are subject to change due to schedules and staffing. Customers are encouraged to visit National Grid’s outage map or call the locations listed below for the most current information.
Livingston County
East Avon Fire Department, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
1615 West Henrietta Rd. 
Avon, NY 14414 
(585) 226-8207 

Avon Fire Department, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
74 Genesee St. 
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-8118 

Lima Ambulance Base, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
7024 W. Main St.
Lima, NY 14485
(585) 624-2221

J.W. Jones Hall, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
366 Leicester Rd. 
Caledonia, NY 14423 
(585) 538-4626

Hemlock Fire Station, to be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
7375 Al Sharpe Ave 
Hemlock, NY 14466 
(585) 367-2730 

Monroe County
Mendon Fire Department Community Room, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
101 Mendon Ionia Rd. 
Mendon, NY 14506
(585) 624-6061

Rush Fire Department Building, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1971 Rush Mendon Rd.
Rush, NY 14543
(585) 533-2058

Honeoye Falls Ambulance Base

Open 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

210 East St.

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

(585) 624-2200

Ontario County
Ionia Fire Department, open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
8338 County Rd. 14
Ionia, NY 14475 
(585) 657-7188

West Bloomfield Congregational Church, open 7:30 am to 4:30 pm  
9035 Routes 5&20
West Bloomfield, NY 14585
(585) 624-1313

Electricity & Generator Safety
• Generators used to supply power during an outage must be operated outdoors to prevent the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide. Before operating a generator, be sure to disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker, located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could endanger our crews and your neighbors.

• Customers who depend on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should contact us at 1-800-642-4272 for information on requesting designation as a life support customer. In a medical emergency, always dial 911.

• Keep working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries in your home and be sure to charge all electronic devices.

• Please use caution when driving near utility crews.

• Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage.

About National Grid

National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a smarter, stronger, cleaner energy future — transforming our networks with more reliable and resilient energy solutions to meet state climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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