WENY News - Rescue Mission by Elmira-Corning Airport Leaves Thousands Withou

Rescue Mission by Elmira-Corning Airport Leaves Thousands Without Power

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Thousands of households around the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport were without power Tuesday afternoon after an incident involving power lines.

A firefighter on-scene did confirm the incident was a rescue mission.

Initial scanner reports came in around 2:00 pm of a utility bucket that was tangled in power lines just off Airport Road. Several residents reported the power in their homes flickered around the same time.

According to NYSEG, nearly two-thousand residents experienced some sort of power outtage as emergency crews worked to resolve the issue.

The company says they expected most of the power to be restored around 4:30 this afternoon. However outtage maps show there are still hundred of people without power.

First responders say no one was injured in the incident ..

We've reached out for further comment

WENY News has reached out to both the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and NYSEG for comment.

We'll continue to update you on this developing story.

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