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Con Edison: We Won't Abandon Greenburgh During Nor'easter

A light snow is already topping trees Wednesday afternoon in Westchester County. The storm could mean more power outages for Greenburgh.
A light snow is already topping trees Wednesday afternoon in Westchester County. The storm could mean more power outages for Greenburgh. Photo Credit: Samantha Kramer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Con Edison officials have assured Westchester County municipalities that residents will not be abandoned if the upcoming Nor'easter storm knocks the lights out in Greenburgh for the second week in a row.

Con Edison reported that there were 15 crews working in Greenburgh Wednesday — 13 more than the crews assigned after Hurricane Sandy. More than 3,000 residents remained without power Wednesday, but the utility company assured Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner that the crews will remain in Westchester if Wednesday's storm slows restoration efforts.

Another storm has Feiner frustrated, especially with the progress Con Edison has been making since more crews were assigned to the area.

"I'm aggravated. All I've been doing is talking to people about Con Ed for the past 10 days and haven't done anything else," he said. "They've been making a lot of progress, and they could just be restoring power for it to be knocked out again."

In the meantime, Greenburgh Chief of Police Joseph DeCarlo is warning that there is a possibility for water pipes to freeze in houses that still have not had power restored. If your water is still on, DeCarlo recommends running a faucet to prevent pipes from freezing and possibly bursting.

In addition, the rain and snow mixtures with sump pumps down could result in extra flooding. High wind gusts over 40 mph could also result in more downed trees and power outages.

Some Greenburgh residents have already learned their lesson on storm preparation from Hurricane Sandy.

"I will never run to the store before a storm again to stock my fridge," Elisa Blaze posted on The Greenburgh Daily Voice's Facebook page . "Threw out tons of spoiled food. Only non-perishables, like I was told, but didn't listen."

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