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New Rochelle Remains In State Of Emergency

On Friday, 1,800 residents remained without power in New Rochelle.
On Friday, 1,800 residents remained without power in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle remained in a state of emergency with 1,800 residents still in the dark Friday, city officials said.

Con Edison crews continued to work to restore power, and Red Cross volunteers will distribute supplies to residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The organization has closed its emergency shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.

Power restoration is prioritized by the number of households affected, officials said. New outages may occur as repairs are done, officials said.

Residents who are still without power should contact Con Ed directly at 1-800-75-CONED. Nonemergency issues can be reported to the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300 or 2-1-1. Residents can report downed trees to 914-740-6118.

Alternate side of the street rules remain in effect. Residents are advised to use caution while traveling through intersections and to stay away from downed wires, which may be live.

Customers who have experienced a loss of Cablevision service or damage to equipment during the storm may be credited. Call the local Cablevision service number or email the company through the contact pages at Optimum.net or Cablevision.com.

The city gives updates through its website, Facebook page and Twitter feed; NRTV Cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28; and automated phone and email messages. Residents can subscribe to receive these emergency alerts directly through the city’s website.

The city will continue providing updates as needed, but will not necessarily do so on a daily basis, officials said.

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