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A baby born at the height of the Boxing Day Blizzard on Monday is doing well at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt thanks to the quick thinking and hard work of a local paramedic team.
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 first major blizzard of the new Winter season is prompting several Westchester communities to issue a State of Emergency.
A State of Emergency has been declared in Ossining, New Rochelle,Lewisboro and Sleepy Hollow.
The move bars residents from all unnecessary travel on area roadways to enable public works crews to move in and remove snow and treat the roads.
State Police have already issued a warning urging motorists, if at all possible, to stay home and allow road crews to remove snow and treat roadways.
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.
The National Weather Service says a major winter storm is heading toward our way and could dump up to a foot or more of the white stuff when all is said and done.
A winter storm warning has been posted from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday.
Moderate to heavy snow is expected to begin Sunday morning and will be heavy at times Sunday afternoon with strong gusty winds of 40-45 mph and drifting snow, causing possible white-out conditions.
Accumulations of between 8 and 12 " of snow are expected, with more along coastal areas of Westchester County.
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