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Mamaroneck Town Restores Power for 1,000; Area Schools May Open Monday

Town of Mamaroneck officials are continuing to work to restore power for residents.

 

The latest update from the Town of Mamaroneck:

Con Ed has informed us that full restoration of service should occur by Nov. 9. The Town of Mamaroneck is continuing to make progress working with Con Edison to restore power to all areas of the town.  As of this time, 1,000 residents of the town have power back on. It is important to note that power outages were caused by the most trees that have ever fallen in a storm event in the town.  Additionally, we are affected by the restoration of power in adjacent communities such as Scarsdale and New Rochelle since the electrical feeders come to us through them in some areas. 

County-wide, over 200,000 Con Ed customers lost power, and about 35,000 have had power restored. Restoration efforts have been slow due to the extent of damage to the electrical system. 

Service Restorations: Bee Line Bus Service and Paratransit are resuming, as long as roads are opened and passable. Metro-North New Haven Line service is restored between Grand Central Terminal and Stamford, as close as possible to normal.

Currently, the priority points for restoration in the town are Mamaroneck High School, the Town Center and the Westchester Joint Westchester Works.  These top priority sites are public health, safety and welfare concerns.  

The schools are projected to have electricity restored by this Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, to allow schools to re-open, and to provide election polling places for the elections taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  As these sites are restored, adjacent areas will have their electricity restored too. 

Lastly please ration your gas and limit your car use. We have been informed the gas stations in the are are fast running out of gas, if they have not already used up their supplies.  We expect that while many stations in Westchester County still have gasoline, unfortunately they cannot dispense it if they do not have electricity.

The Town of Mamaroneck will open an overnight warming shelter at 7 p.m. this evening (Nov. 2) at the VFW / Senior Center on the Boston Post Road for those in the Town, the Village of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont who do not have electric power or heat.

No meal service will be available this evening however snacks and coffee will be served. Don't forget to bring any medications that you need with you.

If you are aware of any of your neighbors without power and heat who might welcome this service please reach out to them. It is difficult to get the word out when the power is out.

The facility is handicapped accessible but transportation will not be provided.

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