An update from the City of Rye:
Con Edison reports that there are approximately 1,500 outages in the City of Rye, or 25% of its customers. Although there has been significant progress, the restoration effort was set back by the high winds and snow associated with Winter Storm Athena. Several areas that had been restored lost power during the day; however, most have been returned to service.
Oakland Beach Avenue is closed east of Milton Road due to a low hanging wire; all other roads are open.
Con Edison’s Control Center is directing the priority of restoration work. Their goal remains addressing problems that will restore service to the largest number of customers, followed by smaller jobs, and finally by individual outages. Please check www.coned.com for the status of your restoration.
Con Ed’s Restoration Management System makes automated calls to customers when a service feeder has been restored. If you receive such a call and your service has not been repaired, which can happen when an individual house connection has been damaged, it is important to call 1-800-75CONED to report that you are still without power so repairs can be scheduled.
There are still numerous downed power lines in the City. Please use caution; always assume that any wire is live.
The weather forecast has changed during the course of the day. No flooding occurred during the Wednesday afternoon high tide and the Coastal Flood Warning now indicates a possibility of minor tidal flooding between 4:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. on Thursday. However, 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected, which will make travel hazardous. High winds may also cause further damage to trees and wires and potential power outages.
The City has opened an overnight shelter at Rye Golf Club, 330 Boston Post Road. It will operate from 9:00 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. A Warming Center will continue to operate from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.