The following announcement is from Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond. Click here for Patch's full coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
This is a storm status report for the Village of Tuckahoe at 4 p.m.
After a nonstop effort we have cleared debris and reduced the street closures down to just a few. All of our main roads are clear and open.
Our DPW teams have been working alongside Con Edison to cut & clear tree limbs immediately after they de-energize downed power lines.
This cooperation in most cases allows Con Edison to remain at the outage site and restore service.
The result of this joint effort dramatically reduces the time ConEd needs to restore service to our residents since they do not have to wait for a ConEd tree removal team. Power outages in the Village have been reduced from a peak of 2000 down to a few dozen.
ConEd will continue to work on the remaining outages and with just a few remaining I anticipate full restoration by sometime tomorrow. I, along with our DPW Superintendent and Police Chief have saturated our ConEd representative with information on our emergency needs.
Our Police Department manually controlled traffic intersections where signals were affected by loss of power, most of which are all now back up and operating.
There are no major injuries to report as a result of this storm.
Fortunately there was much less rain associated with this storm and we saw very little increase in the height of the Bronx River. There was no significant flooding reported.
All offices for the Village Government services will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Our public schools are closed tomorrow.
Our normal recyclables pickup will occur tomorrow morning.
I want to thank all our residents for their cooperation in staying off the roads during and immediately after the storm which allowed our Police, Emergency Staff, and DPW to perform their functions safely, effectively and swiftly.
Thank you for your attention to this.
Steven A. Ecklond, Mayor