ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's governor says the state has reached a $10.5 million settlement with two upstate utilities over 2018 winter storms that left over 300,000 homes and businesses without power.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's unacceptable that some customers of New York State Electric & Gas Corp. and Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. were without power for as long as a week. Requests for comment were sent to the utilities.
The settlement follows a state investigation into the utilities' responses to storms that hit the mid-Hudson region five days apart in March 2018.