Update 5 p.m. - An additional five percent of the VOM has had their power restored, according to a statement from village officials. Currently, 35 percent of village residents remain without power.
"It is important to note that these power outages are caused by the estimated 200-300 trees and major tree branches that have fallen and taken down power lines around the village, contributing to all of these outages. Additionally, we are affected by the restoration of power in adjacent communities such as Harrison, Rye, and the Town of Mamaroneck, since the electrical feeders come to us through them," said Village Manager Richard Slingerland in a statement.
The latest statement from the village:
The following areas of the Village of Mamaroneck have had electricity restored:
1. Palmer Avenue from the Town Line to Mount Pleasant Avenue
2. Parts of Orienta including Fairway Green and Orienta Garden Apartments
3. Fenimore Road, east side
4. Mount Pleasant Avenue and Prospect Avenue to Mamaroneck Avenue
5. Boston Post Road except from Delancey Avenue to Fenimore Road
6. Portions of The Heights
The schools are projected to have electricity restored by this Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, to allow schools to reopen, 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 village 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.
Update 4 p.m. - According to local residents, two gas stations are open in Mamaroneck, but be prepared for long lines.
Officials in the Village of Mamaroneck (VOM) are urging residents to conserve gas as there are no open gas stations in the village as of today.
From VOM Mayor Norm Rosenblum:
As of the latest Con Ed mutual county call:
I have received numerous calls and emails expressing frustration regarding the slow restoration of electric in approximately 40 percent of the village. It certainly is understandable and shared by many others, including myself, and the VOM administration. The best explanation is the following Con Ed logistics procedure:
- Downed trees/wires are reported to the Police/Fire Department; they respond and secure the area.
- Con Ed is summoned and turns off the power.
- Con Ed then authorizes the VOM to be able to clear the street/downed trees.
- VOM clears the roads (There are numerous sites reported - all sites have been reported) with downed trees. Approximately 45 remain of 200-300 reported sites.
- Con Ed sends a restoration crew to re-establish power.
Currently the primary spots in the VOM are Mamaroneck High School, Rye Neck High School and the Westchester Joint Water Works. These are top primary sites as public health and safety concerns. Con Ed has brought in a third clearing crew to help expedite the removal of trees on all reported blocked roads. The immediate target is to have the schools open by Monday.
Unfortunately, Con Ed reports that full restoration may be as late as Friday, Nov. 9 (countywide). We are doing everything we can to clear all roads and attempt to have restoration crews in the village before Con Ed's projected target.
We will continue to send updates daily.
Please note the VOM offices still do not have working land lines, please contact the temporary numbers as follows:
Village Manager: 1-914-298-7401
Police Department: 1-914-777-1122
Public Works: 1-914-777-7745 (is working)
Building Deptartment: 1-914-298-7405
In Larchmont, many traffic lights remain out and police are directing traffic. Several businesses in town—including Village Paint and Weichert Realtors—had signs out front that encouraged residents without power to come in to charge their devices.
Some traffic lights on Boston Post Road were still not functioning, and Mamaroneck Avenue was a hub of activity as people visited restaurants and businesses that still had power.
Editor's Note: Additional information was added about open gas stations in Mamaroneck.