Monday, October 29, 2012

Con Ed robo calls coming in

More than a dozen people have reported receiving robo calls from Con Ed saying that the power might be preemptively shut down. Residents have reported the calls in all parts of the East Village as well as in the Lower East Side and Nolita.

Developing...

Gothamist has more here.

22 comments:

Pinch said...

Yup. Got one about an hour ago, myself.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the grid layout?

snappleandspam said...

We got one, Ave A and 6th st.

Gojira said...

Got one ten minutes ago. Hurricane lamps at the ready.

Kaseraa said...

Same calls coming into the West Village. I heard they're making calls to everyone below 34th.

Anonymous said...

Why do I have the urge to turn on all of my lights right now?

Anonymous said...

got a call E7th and Avenue D

Anonymous said...

7&B checking in too

Anonymous said...

Got one on 12th BTW A and B.

Anonymous said...

Me too - 4th Ave at 12th

DrGecko said...

Gothamist comment:

"The most likely shut-off would include two sets of power networks that span the southeast tip of Lower Manhattan, all the way from Frankfort Street in the north down to South Street on the south, and east of Williams Street to the river north of Wall Street, and East of Broadway to the river south of Wall Street."

People are getting calls all over the place - maybe the Con Ed robocall contractors don't have good cross-references with addresses.

Anonymous said...

Got one at 2:45p at 10th and 3rd Ave. Power still on so far.

EV@NYC said...

This just in - received robo-call @ 10th Street & Avenue A.

Anonymous said...

7th and D!!!! A message from the forbidden zone!!!

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard from ConEd yet in Stye-town but I just got a serious-sounding robo-call from Paws and Relax, the dog daycare on Ave B, which warned of their closing tomorrow. Yeesh!

Anonymous said...

12th & 3rd . . . just called

Anonymous said...

14th between B+C (south side).

Anonymous said...

Ummm... If the power goes off will the Internet still work??? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but will it???

Anonymous said...

We got a call, at ave B & 7th street.

- CAS said...

5th street and Second Ave at 2:50pm

Anonymous said...

I'm on 4th and A and haven't gotten the call, but I'm assuming that if someone from 6th and A is getting shut down, we are, too. Anyone know the grid they're using?

Anonymous said...

@anon4:03 - The internet will still work, but you won't be able to access it given your modem requires electricity to pass the 0's and 1's to your computers.