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Mayor Marvin Updates Residents Regarding Con Ed.

Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin updates residents with the latest information regarding power outages in the village.

 

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

To read all articles pertaining to Hurricane Sandy and the Village's response to the storm, click here.

Ron November 02, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Thank you Mayor Marvin. Now I'm still waiting to get one e-mail or hear one word from our illustrious town supervisor, Tony Colavita. Hello, Tony??????
Ron November 02, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Just got some e-mails from Tony. Disregard prior message.

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