The following is a message from Stephen Pappalardo, Village of Scarsdale Deputy Village Manager, regarding Hurricane Sandy:
The Department of Public Works continues to clear fallen trees and branches on public roads and opening these roads at all locations where electrical power lines are not involved. A single Con Edison line crew is working with the village to begin the process of de-energizing fallen power lines and removing trees on affected main arterial and collector roads. Con Edison has not committed to any additional crews at this time, so the tree clearing work will continue for a number of days.
In order to assist with the recovery effort the Village is allowing private tree companies working for residents to dispose yard waste other than large logs, at the Recycling Center located at 110 Secor Road. The contractor can dump free of charge until further notice.
Regarding power outages, Con Edison has reported publically that all 180,000 outages in Westchester County are scheduled for restoration within 7-10 days. Con Edison has yet to commit to any specific restoration schedule for the 70% of Village of Scarsdale customers out of service.
The Village’s Emergency Operations Center remains open and residents should continue to call 722-1150 for all storm related matters between 6:00am-8:00pm. Storm calls between 8:00pm and 6:00am should be made to the Police Department business line at 722-1200. Village Hall continues is open and continues to operate without any electrical, telephone or internet service. We are unable to access voice mail or email messages. Staff is available for on site assistance .
In addition, the Scarsdale Public library is open for business with extended hours from 10:00am - 9:00pm (Wednesday,) Thursday and Friday. The library has electrical power, heat and telephone service, however, internet service is not available. We have also established an electrical charging station for cell phones and other devices .
Also, garbage collection will resume tomorrow in accordance with the published schedule. No recyclables will be collected this week.
The Police Department reminds all motorists not to remove caution tape and barricades from blocked roads. They are blocked for your safety and protection.
In addition, the Fire Department reminds all residents to be vigilant when using candles and generators.