NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Crews were out and about in New Rochelle Wednesday as the city struggled to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
The city’s state of emergency continued as Con Edison worked to restore power to two-thirds of the community, the city said. A timetable for restoration was not known.
The city was also removing fallen trees and branches that blocked streets. Residents need to use caution while traveling through intersections that do not have power and on roads that might still be blocked by trees and branches, officials said. Downed wires should be considered live and avoided.
Dry ice is being distributed by Con Edison at Yonkers Raceway until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Red Cross Emergency shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.
Residents should still call Con Edison directly at 1-800-75-CONED to report outages. Downed trees can be reported by calling (914) 740-6118. Garbage will be picked up Thursday and Friday. Alternate side of the street rules are suspended for the rest of the week.
Residents should call the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300 for non-emergency issues related to the storm.
They can also continue to check the city’s website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, television station NRTV channel 75, FIOS Channel 28 and automated phone and e-mail messages when necessary for updates about progress. Residents can subscribe to receive emergency alerts directly through the city’s website.
The Halloween party at the Hugh A. Doyle Center has been canceled. The city recommends families that still want to trick-or-treat go out during the day and use caution because of hazardous conditions.