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Greenburgh, Elmsford Power To Be Restored By 11pm

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m. There were no injuries reported from last night's storm, Greenburgh Police Department and Elmsford Police Department said, but some still remain without power and power lines are downed throughout the area.

There are 31 Elmford residents that still remain without power and 87 Greenburgh residents without power, according to Con Edison. Con Edison is expected to restore all power outages by 11 p.m.

Original story 9/18/2012 6:30 p.m.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Hundreds of residents in Greenburgh, Hartsdale and Elmsford are experiencing power outages after severe wind and rain continue to blow through Westchester County on Tuesday night.

A total of 258 Greenburgh residents have lost power, Con Edison Spokesperson Chris Overt said. Residents on Longfellow Street in Hartsford lost power after wires were knocked down from heavy winds. Downed wires were also reported on Pomander Drive, adjacent to the Sprain Brook Parkway, as well as on Blueberry Hill Road.

In Elmsford, 673 residents are experiencing weather-related power outages. Wires and trees were reported down on North Evarts and Endicott avenues.

Overt asked residents to be patient as Con Edison attempts to restore power throughout the area. In total, 8,400 people have lost power in Westchester County.  Con Edison has 18,736 customers in Greenburgh, including Hartsdale, and 2,104 Elmsford customers.

"Our goal is get everybody their power back in the whole county. Obviously, if trees are down and wires are down, it takes a little longer," he said.

Con Edison released a statement earlier Tuesday urging its customers to take safety precautions and avoid downed power lines during the storm conditions Tuesday night, which are expected to continue through 4 a.m. Wednesday and could produce wind gusts as high as 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

In addition, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the entire southern region of New York, including Westchester County. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. on Tuesday, and a wind advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Con Edison crews will give priority to restoring service lines that will provide power to the most customers as quickly as possible, the statement said, and will then move on to smaller groups and individual customers.

To report downed power lines or outages and to check service restoration status, visit the Con Edison website or call 800-752-6633.

Check back with The Daily Voice for more storm updates as they become available.

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