Hurricane Sandy Update 11-2-12
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice


Friday, November 02, 2012, 12:00 noon
Sandy Hurricane UPDATE
Unfortunately, we are still hearing from Con Edison that full restoration in Westchester County will not be until next weekend, another 6 to 9 days from today (Friday, 11/2).
However, we do have some good news of progress in resolving public safety issues. Con Edison crews have been working in Croton and will continue to do so over the weekend.
We have had power restored to our critical facilities. As these came back online, some homes near these facilities have had power restored.
 As a result, we have a partial restoration of power on the following streets.

Partial restoration list (alphabetical by street name)
GERSTEIN ST
GLEN PLACE
GRAND ST (STATE RD RT 129)
HALF MOON BAY DR
LARKIN PL
MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129)
NILES RD
VAN WYCK ST
In addition, we are making progress in reopening streets blocked by fallen trees. The priority at this point remains opening up access to dead-end streets where fallen trees still block the road and trap homeowners.
The following street locations have been reopened:

Reopened street list (alphabetical by street name)
Friday, 11/2/2012, 12 pm
ALBANY POST ROAD (STATE RD 9A)
OPENED: Tree removed at Arrowcrest Road.
BROOK ST
OPENED: One lane passable with debris.
ELLIOTT WAY
OPENED: One lane passable with debris.
FINNEY FARM RD
OPENED: Tree removed
GLEN PLACE
OPENED
GLENGARY RD
OPENED: Tree removed
HESSIAN HILL RD
OPENED: Tree removed
LOWER NO. HIGHLAND PL
OPENED GATE for access
MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129)
OPENED: Tree removed near Olcott
MT. AIRY
OPENED: Tree removed above King Street
OLD POST RD NO.
OPENED: Tree removed between Prospect and Stevenson
PARK TR
OPENED: Tree removed
UPPER NO HIGHLAND PL
OPENED: Tree removed
Today, Friday, we are working on opening the following locations where dead ends are still inaccessible.  We hope to complete these three openings before dark:

Dead end streets still blocked (alphabetical by street name)
Friday, 11/2/2012, 12 pm
ALEXANDER LANE
MT. GREEN RD
PINEY POINT AV
After opening the above blocked dead ends, we will work on opening all the other streets where trees block the road:

Blocked roads, non-dead ends (alphabetical by street name)
Friday, 11/2/2012, 12 pm
LEXINGTON DR
BLOCKED between Park Ave & Morningside Drive, and blocked between 75 Lexington & Sunset Drive
MORNINGSIDE DR
BLOCKED from Lexington to Old Post Road South
MT. AIRY
BLOCKED above Georgia Lane
OLD POST RD NO.
BLOCKED between Terrace Place, and Lounsbury
OLD POST RD SO
BLOCKED above and below Morningside
PRICKLEY PEAR HILL
BLOCKED beyond last house to Golf Course.
SUNSET DR
BLOCKED at Morningside Dr
After completing all of the above public safety openings, the restoration work crews will be able to begin work.
The restoration work involves multiple utility crews, each with specialized equipment. At minimum, a wire crew is needed to restring the power lines. In some cases, where utility poles are damaged, a pole crew with an auger truck is needed to replace snapped poles. And in some locations, especially where poles are damaged, a transformer crew is also needed to replace damaged transformers. After poles and transformers have been replaced the line crews can restring the power lines.
In short, some areas of the Village, such as the Old Post Road South–Lexington–Sunset–Morningside neighborhood need all three kinds of crews and equipment to plant new poles, hang new transformers, and restring new lines.
The Community Room will remain open 24/7 in the basement of the Municipal Building at 1 Van Wyck Street for those who want to recharge phones, laptop, or warm up.
We will be sending further updates as conditions change.
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