Beginning late yesterday afternoon, the second of two storms to hit the Sound Shore blanketed the area with several inches of snow, making the commute home a slippery and messy proposition. Although the snow fell steadily without leaving its mark at first, by the time night fell, it had already accumulated a few inches.
The snow is predicted to turn into rain this morning, again, making for a messy commute by train, bus or car.
As of last night, there was no announcement that Mamaroneck or Rye Neck schools would be canceled for today.
The following is an update of the status of Post-Sandy recovery in the Village of Mamaroneck from officials:
The village is still in a state of emergency, which will continue until all residents have their electricity restored.
Weather (source is the National Weather Service):
Thursday - Rain likely, mainly before 7 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night - Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 35. Northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Friday - Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.
Friday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Water Pipe Safety tips:
Unfortunately there are still areas of the Village of Mamaroneck that have not yet had their power restored. There are growing concerns about the risk of frozen pipes around the village, as Con Edison continues their efforts to restore electricity around the village and the region.
There is no risk of a frozen pipe as long as the temperature in the house or structure is over 32°F. One of the easiest ways to address this concern is to open a faucet and allow it to drip. If the water continues to move and is not stationary, it reduces the risk that the pipes will freeze.
Electricity Restoration efforts:
Everyone should be aware that electricity restoration efforts are continuing. While the village’s numbers of Con Edison customer accounts without electricity dropped to close to 700 today because of weaknesses in the system, some repaired points failed which pushed our outage numbers back above 1,000 Con Edison customer accounts.
We are aware of the continuing outages and are re-submitting them daily to Con Edison. I spoke about many of them to our municipal liaisons and re-filed them on our outage sheets.
However, the single most important thing at this point is for all residents to call the Con Edison Customer Service hotline, at 800-752-6633 (1-800-75-CONED) if your electricity is still out.