Con Ed says crews are ready in case Monday's storm brings outages

With rain and strong winds expected to hit the New York City metro area Monday morning, Con Edison says it is prepared in the event that power lines go down and power goes out.
They say the rain softens soil, so trees are more likely to fall when hit with strong gusts of wind, which could easily bring down power lines.
If power lines are down, residents are cautioned to stay away from them as they may still be live.
Con Ed added that it is ready to go with 200 extra workers standing by to help switch the lights back on if the storm knocks out power.
Roads will also be wet, so commuters are urged to leave plenty of room between cars and to drive slowly.
Those heading to work by foot are advised to bring their umbrellas and try to avoid being out during commute times when the weather is expected to be at its worst.
Residents who can work from home are advised to stay indoors.