Officials from the Town and Village of Ossining continue to work with our liaison from Con Edison to get power restored to our residences and businesses. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of customers without power throughout the Northeast, they are unable to restore everyone as quickly as we (or they) would like. On the Con Ed municipal conference call at 11AM, we were told that they expect to have 90% of Westchester customers without power (101,000) back up by 11PM Tuesday evening. Smaller jobs will likely be finished on Wednesday. As you can imagine, this is a triage situation, and our hardest hit area is the intersection of 9A/134 where our traffic light is out in this major thoroughfare, and the surrounding neighborhoods, so that is where we have asked that attention be focused right now. The good news is that more mutual aid is headed our way, so hopefully that timeline will be tightened up a bit.
Admittedly, this is not excellent news. However, we will continue to be proactive and push for all the resources we can get for Ossining during this difficult situation. In the meanwhile, be sure to call in a service outage in your neighborhood, don't assume someone has already done so! Call 1-800-75-CONED and get a ticket number. You can also check when service is expected to be restored to your neighborhood by checking the real-time outage map: https://apps.coned.com/stormcenter/external/default.html
Please make good use of the resources we have available. The Joseph G. Caputo Community Center will be open as a warming center until at least 6PM tonight (possibly later depending on need), and our friends at Club Fit Briarcliff have been gracious enough to open their doors to folks who need a hot shower or someplace to charge their devices (if you decide to take them up on the shower, please bring your own towels). DeCicco's (The Millwood location is closest) has offered to store perishable items until power is restored-- bring them your bagged or boxed items and they will hang on to them until your fridge is back online. Con Ed is distributing dry ice from New Rochelle City Hall (515 North Avenue) until 6PM tonight. They are working on a Northern Westchester location near Cortlandt/Yorktown, we will keep you posted.
The OPD has been assessing the roads this afternoon and will be reporting back to our schools about potential plans for the morning. We will let you knew when we hear something official.