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Heat advisory issued for part of the Hudson Valley through 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Excessive heat plagues Westchester, Hudson Valley

On Tuesday Con Edison set a record for peak electricity demand as Westchester residents scrambled to find ways to beat the heat. Night brought little relief from searing temperatures. By 8 p.m., thermometers

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2014, 7:01 PM

Updated 3,701 days ago

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On Tuesday Con Edison set a record for peak electricity demand as Westchester residents scrambled to find ways to beat the heat.
Night brought little relief from searing temperatures. By 8 p.m., thermometers still hovered around 90. Con Ed recorded peak electricity demand of 13,103 megawatts by 5p.m., surpassing a record set last year.
Residents ventured out despite the weather, taking their children for icy treats and hitting local restaurants in a bid to cool off. Con Ed is reminding customers to use energy intensive appliances, like washers and dryers, at night to prevent power outages.


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