- Pitchforks, Torches and Facebook
- A Better Place to Get Better
- Westchester Politics, Never Boring..
- Relentless Mother Nature Pummels Westchester Again!
- Stray Dogs. Why do People Let Them Stray?
- Don't put away that shovel just yet...
- Olympic Hopes Dashed
- Squeezing Blood from Upstate Stones
- Take Nothing for Granted
- He WILL Get That Dinner... and a New Spirit of Political Cooperation
Con Edison is working with Orange and Rockland Utilities to undertake a $6.6 million electric service project improvement this week on the electric system transmission lines that span the Hudson River between Stony Point in Rockland County and Buchanan in Westchester.
Local residents on both banks of the river can expect to see O&R and Con Ed employees and contractors working near the tops of the towers by helicopter and around the base of the towers seven-days-a-week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from March 11 through April 2, conditions permitting.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi said the Town may have a solution to hold back Con Edison's threat to drain a ten acre lake along Furnace Dock Road known as Railroad Pond.
Speaking to WestchesterNewsOnline.com, Puglisi said, "All I can say is I'm hopeful there is some way we can save the lake."
Utility companies are busy today trying to restore power to the hundreds of customers left in the dark due to the Boxing Day blizzard of 2010. NYSEG is reporting it has restored power to more than 9,000 customers in Northern Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. About 500 remain without electricity, primarily in the towns of Lewisboro,Pound Ridge, Putnam Valley and Somers.
The utility says most customers will have power restored today, but some customers may not have power restored until early Wednesday.
The Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 has come and gone, but it left Westchester reeling and still digging out. The monster of a snowstorm not only dumped upwards of 19" of snow in some parts of Westchester County but residents have had to deal with strong gusty winds and blowing snow which made cleanup a nightmare.
The monster storm that slammed into Westchester County has left many areas with between 12 and 18" of snow and thousands of power customers in the dark.
As of 9 a.m. Con Edison is reporting more than 2,000 customers are without power.
The strong gusty winds from tonight's blizzard are resulting in hundreds of power outages across Westchester.
Wind gusts of between 36 and 44 miles per hour are reported by the National Weather Service.
As a result, Con Edison is reporting nearly 750 customers are without power as of 11:15 p.m.
The outages are mostly concentrated in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck,Peekskill and Yorktown. Con Edison is estimating that the outages will be restored by 5 a.m.
Driving rains and strong gusty winds have k-o'd power to thousands of customers this afternoon. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour took down trees and power lines leaving utility companies scrambling to restore power to thousands. As of 3 p.m. Con edison is reporting more than 7,000 customers are in the dark. A huge chunk of that, more than 1,000 are in Croton-on-Hudson.
Around the Country
- Southwest to Cancel Flights as Jets Checked for Cracks - BusinessWeek
- Schumer: Dems slicing budget with scalpel, Tea Party using meat ax - CNN (blog)
- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
- House GOP: $4 trillion in cuts - CNN
- Bachmann bids for 'bama eyes - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Around the Planet
- Afghans Continue Protests Over US Quran Burning - Voice of America
- Japan's nuclear workers try to trace leak, dump radioactive water - Los Angeles Times
- OSCE raps Kazakh election, presses for reforms - Reuters
- Newsmaker: Yemen survivor Saleh juggles forces to keep power - Reuters
- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters