Stray Voltage

Con Edison Roped off this Lower East Side Block for Stray Voltage

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Nearly the entire block of Suffolk Street, between Broome and Grand, is currently roped off due to potential stray voltage. Con Edison placed neon cones, and unspooled yards of caution tape beside the perimeter fence of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. Apparently, there is a huge concern of shock in the wake of this week’s over-hyped snowstorm. The […]

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Post-Storm Stray Voltage Found on Orchard Street

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:18 am

Stray voltage remains one of Con Edison’s biggest problems, yet it’s not often discussed in the public forum. Only when tragedy strikes. (The placement of the skull Halloween jug is apropos.) The last time the hot-button issue came up was in February 2014 when a dog was electrocuted to death on Clinton Street. Objects on […]

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Con Edison Briefs the Community on Its Efforts Regarding ‘Stray Voltage’

Last modified March 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

“Beastie Boys Square” wasn’t the only hot-button issue at last night’s CB3 transportation subcommittee meeting. Suits from Con Edison presented an informational session for their initiative to battle the weather-related issue of stray voltage. Their appearance before Community Board 3 was no doubt sparked (at least partially) by the scaffold-spurred dog electrocution that transpired on Clinton […]