The following was written by Bronxville Mayor Mary C. Marvin.
Our Village staff has been on every Con Edison municipal phone call and we have a liaison from Con Edison stationed at Village Hall.
To date, this is what we have learned:
• 166,000 Westchester residences have no power.
• There are three hospitals, 132 schools and dozens of polling stations still without power. Con Edison will be addressing these first.
• Their other high priorities are water and sewage treatment plants powered by Con Edison.
• Mutual aid crews are now arriving from Maryland, Alabama and California. Those with underground expertise are headed to New York City. Those with overhead line experience are deployed to Westchester.
• Regular Westchester County crews are not being diverted to New York City.
• 2,598 customers in Bronxville are out of power (94% of our Village).
• The first step in the process has been safety. We have two crews in the Village that just completed removing all the live wires from the Village.
• The crews are beginning restoration with a concentration on schools and polling places first.
• Other repairs are prioritized by Con Ed on the following basis:
- The easiest repairs (other nearby communities had some easy fixes - i.e., reset a generator box)
- The repairs that will give power to the most people on a feed
- All of Bronxville repairs are more complicated as there has been significant line damage due to falling trees and poles
• Residents must keep calling Con Ed to report their individual outages at 1-800-75ConEd. It is a completely antiquated system but that is what they have as they process a “ticket” for each address and how they measure the seriousness of an outage.
• Just announced: Con Ed does not expect 100% restoration in the entire County to take place Nov. 10 or 11.
• Additionally, we were just advised that the data shown on the map Con Ed provided on-line to customers is incorrect and has not been updated.
Mayor Mary C. Marvin
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