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75 Percent of Rye Brook Without Power, Roads Still Hazardous

Downed wires and trees are causing hazardous road conditions. Officials ask residents not to travel.

A message from the Village of Rye Brook: As the most severe impacts of Hurricane Sandy have passed, there are many roads that are blocked by down trees and wires causing hazardous road conditions.  Residents are asked not to travel today unless absolutely necessary and to stay away from down wires, always assume they are live and stay away from fallen or hanging branches.

Currently 75% of the village is without power and restoration efforts are underway, but will take time to complete as the primary focus is to clear major roadways that are blocked.  If you are without power, you should notify Con Edison at 1-800-75 CONED even if your neighbor has done so.  An emergency shelter is open at the Port Chester Senior High School.

Regular Tuesday sanitation pick-up is cancelled for today. 

In the event of an emergency, dial 911 to reach the Rye Brook Police Department.

Linda Demiri October 31, 2012 at 07:18 PM
The devastation that hurricane sandy has left behind is surreal! I just wish that Rye Brook would be more pro-active with its residents in their communication. Nixle is great but not helpful for us because the messages do not indicate a time frame for power being brought back in any particular section, other than its going to take a "long time". The police station says it has limited resources but does have the man power...yet plenty of intersections remain with out traffic cops and stops signs are being placed randomly at intersections. Con Edison trucks are far and few and our fire station and police station are still running on generators, if we had not anticipated hurricane sandy I may not have been as surprised as I am about the response by our village...it seems really slow. The police station should not still be on a generator!
Liz Giegerich October 31, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Thanks for sharing here Linda. Con Edison is not giving any estimated restoration times for the area, as far as I know. I will update as soon as I start hearing more. Thanks.
Linda Demiri November 01, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Thank you liz!

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