Clean up and power-recovery efforts intensify Thursday morning following the second Nor’easter in a week; thousands remain without power, some who still didn’t have from last storm, others who just got back lost again.
In Mamaroneck, a neighborhood was evacuated due to a live downed power line at Keeler and Florence Ave.
According to LoHud, the company’s Westchester outage summary on its website, with town-by-town breakdowns of outages, has not been working since Wednesday morning. As of Thursday morning, according to a spokesman, 27,800 Westchester customers are without power.
6,500 Con Ed customers who are still without power from Friday’s nor’easter are expected to have power back by 11 p.m. Friday. The company’s customers who lost power during Wednesday’s storm do not have an estimated restoration time yet, he said.
Optimum customers, many of whom had no internet and cable access since Friday, saw restorations Wednesday.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer called for the heads of Con Edison and NYSEG to resign, “in light of the inadequate and troubled response…” to the nor’easters to hit the region during the past week.
Latimer called for Con Edison Chairman John McAvoy and NYSEG President Carl Taylor to step down in a posting on the Westchester Government Facebook page shortly before 1 p.m.
Photo: June Marie Sobrito