Here’s what’s new since yesterday’s message:
Con Ed is distributing dry ice at New Rochelle City Hall on Hamilton Avenue today until 6pm.
For now, repair work is focused almost exclusively on clearing roads and addressing safety hazards, with power restoration only occurring at schools and critical facilities (or if it’s incidental to these other activities.) Con Ed expects to transition to power restoration overnight, as mutual aid crews arrive from other regions.
As repairs unfold, it is possible that additional homes will lose power, because electricity must be deactivated in order for line crews to work safely.
The City has been and will continue to inform Con Ed of locations that require attention, and we will press vigorously for the assignment of the maximum number of repair crews to New Rochelle, but the City does not have influence over how specific locations are prioritized, which is determined by the number of customers whose power can be restored by each fix.
To repeat the information from yesterday’s update:
Report all power outages to Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED or online at www.coned.com. Treat all downed power lines as live and stay clear. Report downed trees to the New Rochelle Police Desk at 914-654-2300. And if you are using a generator, make sure it is outside and properly ventilated.
We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.