The following is an update from Scarsdale Mayor Flisser on day ten of the post-Sandy power outages:
The village continues our recovery efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which became more difficult with last night’s nor’easter, which dropped over 6” of snow in the village. Village crews worked though the night clearing snow and ice from village roads, significantly reducing the number of village crews collecting trees and branches today.
The Village is providing updated information on our website regarding Hurricane Sandy. residents are encouraged to visit the website for future updates.
As of this morning, there are 1,777 (28%) of Con Ed customers in Scarsdale without power and Con Ed continues to report that full village-wide restoration will occur by midnight on November 9 and November 11 for county-wide restoration.
Due to the weather conditions yesterday, Con Ed discontinued their restoration work at 5:00 p.m., so this November 9 date may be delayed. A total of 10 RESTORATION crews are currently working in Scarsdale on primary feeder lines in the Palmer, Post, Weaver and Murray Hill areas. Con Ed reports that based on their planned efforts today, roughly 900 additional Village residents will receive power. For those residents that currently have power, your power may be temporary disconnected while Con Edison works to repair and restore power to a larger service area.
All Village roads are currently open with the exception of Cambridge Road from Mamaroneck to Oxford Road. A Con Ed “cut and clear” crew is scheduled to work at this location today.
The Scarsdale Public Library will continue to have extended hours today, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The village will consider maintaining these extended hours for Friday, November 9 and into the weekend pending the number of remaining power outages in the village. Please check the website later in the day or the Library’s site at scarsdalelibrary.org. The Library is available as a warming station with free coffee and movies in the Scott Room. Residents may charge their cell phones and other electronic devices and internet service is now available as well. WiFi is still unavailable.
The Village of Scarsdale and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale have partnered to provide senior citizens affected by Hurricane Sandy with temporary shelter at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Private rooms with full baths in their assisted living facility are available at no cost. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is also providing hot meals for those in need. Limited transportation to the facility may also be available. For more information contact Deborah Messina at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale at 800-567-3646.
The State of Emergency is still in effect and will remain so until further notice to provide the village certain latitude if necessary during our continued clean-up and restoration efforts.
Please continue to call the Emergency Operations Center at 722-1150 for storm related issues. For residents concerned about their CABLEVISION service please call 914-777-9000; for verizon call 1-800-verizon (1-800-837-4966).
If you are concerned about the water pipes in your home freezing due to the lack of heat, please be aware that pipes do not normally freeze unless temperatures are below 32 degrees for at least 48 hours. Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark tomorrow, so this should not be an issue.
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this difficult period.