Hurricane Sandy Update 11-5-12
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice
Monday, November 05, 2012, 12:00 pm
Sandy Hurricane UPDATE
Six Con Edison crews are working in our area this morning, Monday, on restoring the four feeder lines that bring power into the Village.
Old Post Road South has been fully opened since yesterday’s update.
A Con Edison safety crew is working on opening Lexington Drive this morning and clearing the multiple trees down there.
If you are running on generator, Con Edison asks that you shut off your home’s main breaker, usually top of circuit breaker panel. Doing so will prevent your generator from back-feeding your service line and re-electrifying lines that Con Edison or our DPW crew think are dead.
Our DPW has resumed normal garbage pick up on Monday and Tuesday.
The warming and recharging station in the Municipal Building has moved from the basement to the second-floor conference room and the Court Room on the first floor and will remain open 24/7. This room change is due to the polling machines arriving for tomorrow’s election.
From the Croton Yacht Club:
"Over the past few days, the Croton Yacht Club membership has worked tirelessly to restore the facility to normalcy. Beginning 12 noon Monday 11/5, we are opening our doors to all Village Residents who are still out of power and or heat. The Yacht Club will be open and available between the hours of 10AM to 10PM for residents to warm up and or charge their cell phones. We ask all residents who receive this notice to share the information with those families who are still suffering the impact of hurricane Sandy.
We would also like to remind residents that the Yacht Club is committed to hosting its annual Veterans Day luncheon Sunday immediately following the Village ceremony scheduled for 11AM.
Sincerely, The Croton Yacht Club, Inc., Board of Directors"


Our top priority remains opening all our streets to make them passable for both service trucks and residents.
Old Post Road North below Michael’s Lane and Lexington Drive have not yet been opened due to low hanging communications cables. We hope to have the phone company clear those today.
Note: ConEdison’s website map of outages may have some unavoidable inaccuracies. The website system assumes once a feeder or transformer has been restored that all the customers served by that system component are also are restored.
If you have no power, but see ConEdison’s map shows you should have power, please call ConEdison, 1-800-752-6633 (1-800-75Coned), and re-register your outage there.

Blocked or partially blocked roads (alphabetical by street name)
Monday, 11/5/2012, 12 pm
LEXINGTON DR
BLOCKED due to low phone wires that have to be raised between 75 Lexington & Sunset Drive; trees removed; snapped pole.
OLD POST RD NO.
BLOCKED due to low phone wires that have to be raised between Terrace Place and Lounsbury; snapped pole.
After completing all of the above public safety openings, the restoration work crews will be able to begin work.
The following street locations have been reopened with trees removed:

Reopened street list (alphabetical by street name)
Monday, 11/5/2012, 12 pm
ALBANY POST ROAD (STATE RD 9A)
OPENED; tree removed.
ALEXANDER LANE
OPENED; tree removed
ARLINGTON DR
OPENED; tree removed
BROOK ST
OPENED: passable with one lane open.
DAILEY DR
OPENED: tree removed.
ELLIOTT WAY
OPENED; one lane passable with debris.
FINNEY FARM RD
OPENED; tree removed
FRANKLIN AV
OPENED; tree removed
GLEN PLACE
OPENED
GLENGARY RD
OPENED; tree removed
HESSIAN HILL RD
OPENED; tree removed
LEXINGTON DR
PARTIALLY OPENED: tree removed between Park Ave & Morningside Drive
LOWER NO. HIGHLAND PL
OPENED GATE for access
MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129)
OPENED; tree removed near Olcott.
MORNINGSIDE DR
OPENED from Lexington to Old Post Road South.
MT. AIRY
OPENED; tree removed.
MT. GREEN RD
OPENED; both trees removed.
OLD POST RD SO
OPENED; both trees removed.
PARK TR
OPENED; tree removed.
PINEY POINT AV
OPENED; tree removed.
SUNSET DR
OPENED at Morningside Dr.
UPPER NO HIGHLAND PL
OPENED
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.
Quick word of caution about generators: If you are operating a generator, please move the generator as far from your home as possible to avoid fumes and exhaust from entering your home.
If you are running on generator, ConEdison asks that you shut off your home’s main breaker, usually top of circuit breaker panel. Doing so will prevent your generator from back-feeding your service line and electrifying lines that ConEdison or our DPW crew think are dead.
Quick word of caution about home electric service (weather heads): If wires down in the street pulled your home's service line away from your home, you will need to contact your electrician to reattach the home service line (a.k.a. the "weather head").
The photo below shows a weather head that is good and intact.
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We have a partial restoration of power on the following streets. Streets listed below are either fully or partially restored with power.

Partial restoration list (alphabetical by street name) 11/5/12, 12 pm
ALBANY POST ROAD (STATE RD 9A)
ALEXANDER LANE
AMBER DRIVE
ARLINGTON DR
BEEKMAN AVE.
BENEDICT BLVD.
BRIGGS LANE
BUNGALOW RD
CEDAR LANE
CLEVELAND DR
CLINTON ST
COOK LANE
CROTON POINT AV
DEVON
EMERSON AV
FRANKLIN AV
GERSTEIN ST
GRAND ST (STATE RD RT 129)
HALF MOON BAY DR
HASTINGS AV
HILL ST
IRVING AV
LARK LANE
MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129)
MELROSE AV
NEWTON CT
NO. RIVERSIDE AV (STATE RD 9A)
NORDICA DR
OLCOTT AV
OLD POST RD SO
ONEIDA AV
ORIOLE LA
PENFIELD AV
PINEY POINT AV
RADNOR AVE
RIDGE RD
ROBIN LA
SCENIC DR WEST
SO. RIVERSIDE AV (STATE RD 9A)
THOMPSON AV
TRUESDALE DR
VAN WYCK ST
WAYNE ST
WELLS AV
WHELAN AV
WOLF RD
WREN LN
YOUNG AV
We will be sending further updates as conditions change.
CAUTION: Residents must assume any wires tangled up with trees are LIVE WIRES. The 13 kilovolts that most local wires carry is enough to KILL. If a wire is live, anything touching that wire can be live too.
PLEASE DO NOT cut branches that are in contact with fallen power lines!!!
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