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Snow Gone But Mess Continues
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.
Utility companies have had their hands full with outages. As of 5 p.m. NYSEG is reporting more than 7,200 customers are without power. In Westchester, they are located in Katonah, Bedford, Bedford Hils, Goldens Bridge, Lincolndale, Amawalk,Somers, South Salem and North Salem as well as Baldwin Place. The utility tells www.WestchesterNewsOnline.com that repair crews are out in force, but that power for some customers may not be back until midnight Tuesday.
Con Edison says it's making good progress with its outages. Roughly 1,450 of its customers were still experiencing outages as of 5 p.m. A large chunk, 830 were without power in Yorktown. Plus there were significant outages in Cortlandt, New Castle and Peekskill. Con Ed estimates most should have power restored by 10 o'clock tonight.
Meantime, in Yonkers, the clearing of roadways continues by DPW personnel throughout city streets. Police say residents are urged to refrain from driving if possible, as driving conditions are still dangerous in certain areas. In addition, as nightfall approaches, freezing road surfaces may occur. Officials remind residents that snow should be removed from sidewalks and that snow should not be deposited onto city streets.
Officials in Mount Kisco remind property owners and tenants there to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow within 24 hours after a snowstorm. Residents are urged to remind contractors who do their snow plowing not to plow the snow out onto the street or roadway. Violators, they say, will be issued a summons.
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