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Things Returning to Normal in Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond updates residents on road conditions and other pertinent info regarding the Village of Tuckahoe.

 

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

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Tuckahoe Resident October 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Only a few dozen customers lack power? I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I think the Mayor's info may be mistaken. According to the map I am looking at, there are still several hundred without power in Tuckahoe. http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/default.html
Tuckahoe Resident October 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Where did the previous comments go? I'm disappointed to see this misinformation, and this casts doubts on the mayor's optimistic anticipation for full restoration today.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM
TR, which previous comment? If it violated the terms of use on Patch then it would have been taken down. Also, given the circumstance, misinformation is simply an unfortunate byproduct of this weather event. Were all trying to get the information right and communicate it fast and accurately.
Tuckahoe Resident October 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Sorry, my mistake. For some reason the comments did not show up when I first brought up the page. It's true that misinformation happens in these cases, it's just I'm disappointed that the mayor is broadcasting it. Maybe he got wrong information from Con Ed, but it makes those of us still without power feel we're being neglected in the promotion of false good results.
Christopher October 31, 2012 at 12:38 PM
There are many hundreds without power in this community. What is he talking about?
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Again, misinformation happens, make no mistake though, residents in Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Eastchester and throughout Westchester and beyond ARE being looked after and not neglected. I drove around from 7am-midnight yesterday and everyone is working and working overtime.
Pat Dieckmann October 31, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Seriously, Tuckahoe especially the Crestwood area has not seen any cleanup or Con Ed crews. Understandable considering the mess everywhere, but the Mayor must not be in town or he would see this. Also, how come neither ConEd or Tuckahoe provided dry ice? Thousands of dollars of food is now going bad...what a shame.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Pat, DPW and other crews must clear roadways before ConEd. can even begin to assess the damage and reconnect power. In regard to Dry Ice, click here: http://www.hudson211.org/cms/node/208

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