Ossining Schools Open Monday: Storm HQ

Here is the latest information about cleanup and power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.


6:46 p.m.: Hudson Line regularly scheduled service will be restored between Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon/Grand Central Terminal, starting Saturday.

6:17 p.m.: Brookside School's power is on track to be restored in time for school on Monday.

6:16 p.m.: Ossining High's roof has been repaired.

6:15 p.m.: Anne M. Dorner Middle School's roof has been repaired.

6:12 p.m.: Ossining Schools will be open on Monday.

4:16 p.m.: Due to the effects of the storm, the Ossining Library is extending its operating hours this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  They have power and you can charge your phone there.

4:12 p.m.: The Village of Ossining remains in a state of emergency.

4:09 p.m.: Gerstein, Glen, Grand (Rt. 129), Half Moon Bay, Larkin, Maple (Rt. 129), Niles and Van Wyck Street have had the power partially restored.

4:07 p.m.: The Village of Croton-on-Hudson's Community Room will remain open 24/7 in the basement of the Municipal Building at 1 Van Wyck Street for those who want to recharge phones, laptop, or warm up.

4:06 p.m.: After unblicking Alexander, Mt. Green and Piney Point Avenue, officials will work to unblock Lexington, Morningside, Mt. Airy, Old Post Rd. North, Old Post Rd. South, Prickley Pear Hill and Sunset Drive.

4:01 p.m.: Croton officials are working to unblock Alexander Lane, Mt. Green Road and Piney Point Avenue before nightfall.


4:00 p.m: The following streets have been reopened in Croton-on-Hudson:

Reopened street list (alphabetical by street name)
ALBANY POST ROAD (STATE RD 9A) OPENED: Tree removed at Arrowcrest Road. BROOK ST OPENED: One lane passable with debris. ELLIOTT WAY OPENED: One lane passable with debris. FINNEY FARM RD OPENED: Tree removed GLEN PLACE OPENED GLENGARY RD OPENED: Tree removed HESSIAN HILL RD OPENED: Tree removed LOWER NO. HIGHLAND PL OPENED GATE for access MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129) OPENED: Tree removed near Olcott MT. AIRY OPENED: Tree removed above King Street OLD POST RD NO. OPENED: Tree removed between Prospect and Stevenson PARK TR OPENED: Tree removed UPPER NO HIGHLAND PL OPENED: Tree removed

1:06 p.m.: Tasty Port Wine is now open in Downtown Ossining. They have free wi-fi, phone, charging stations and a bathroom is available.

12:03 p.m.:Croton office of North Country Sotheby's International Realty is letting Croton residents know that they can stop by and recharge their electronic devices, use their bathrooms and wi-fi. They also have hot coffee.

12:01 p.m.: Ossining Chamber office open for the public's use until 4 p.m. Address is 2 Church Street, Suite 205. Their phone number is (914) 941-0009.

12:00 p.m.: The Town of Ossining is no longer in a state of emergency.

11:15 p.m.: Hudson Line Service to Croton Harmon is now operating on or close to schedule.

9:41 a.m.: Town of Ossining officials say they are talking with county officials right now, as they try to figure out when additional gasoline deliveries will be made.

9:39 a.m.: Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly says that "The trucks you have seen at Arcadia are there staging for the restoration. You could say they are filling the toolboxes with tools and equipment so that teams can go out and get the power on to as many people as possible."

9:37 a.m.: Today the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center is open as a drop off place for children in the 1st-6th grades.  The excellent staff who run the after school program will be there from noon until 8 p.m.

9:35 a.m.: Town of Ossining says that even though the state of emergency has been lifted, "It is extremely dangerous in some areas of the community, please be careful."

9:34 a.m.: Town of Ossining State of Emergency Ends at Noon.

9:26 a.m.: The Croton Free Library is closed today.

9:23 a.m.: Club Fit in Briarcliff will open its facilities to accommodate those who are without power and need a place to take a warm shower. The announcement will be made at 11:30 a.m. today at Club Fit of Briarcliff, located at 584 North State Road.

6:45 a.m.: From MTA: Beginning today, Metro-North will operate the following additional service segments: Close to regularly scheduled service on the Hudson Line between Croton- Harmon  and Grand Central Terminal; Close to regularly scheduled service on the Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal; See www.mta.info for schedules and details.

5:45 a.m.: Here's the latest information on street closures in Croton-on-Hudson: (scroll down)

Street name Road closed/blocked OLD POST RD SO BLOCKED above and below Morningside PINEY POINT AV BLOCKED above Hill Street MT. AIRY BLOCKED above King Street and partially blocked 131 and 161 Mt Airy Rd SUNSET DR BLOCKED at Morningside Dr LEXINGTON DR BLOCKED between Park Ave & Morningside Drive, and blocked between 75 Lexington & Sunset Drive OLD POST RD NO. BLOCKED between Terrace Place, Michael’s Lane, and Lounsbury; OPENED: tree removed between Prospect and Stevenson PRICKLEY PEAR HILL BLOCKED beyond last house to Golf Course. ALEXANDER LANE BLOCKED for last 5 homes to dead end. MORNINGSIDE DR BLOCKED from Lexington to Old Post Road South MT. GREEN RD BLOCKED near dead end

Street name / Road OPENED 

GLEN PLACE OPENED UPPER NO HIGHLAND PL OPENED LOWER NO. HIGHLAND PL OPENED GATE for access ELLIOTT WAY OPENED; one lane passable with debris. FINNEY FARM RD OPENED; tree removed GLENGARY RD OPENED; tree removed HESSIAN HILL RD OPENED; tree removed ALBANY POST ROAD (STATE RD 9A) OPENED; Tree removed at Arrowcrest Road. MAPLE ST (STATE RD RT 129) OPENED; tree removed near Olcott BROOK  ST OPENED: passable with one lane open. FOX RD Tree leanging on wire, but passable with one lane open. PARK TR Tree leaning on wire, passable with one lane open


Thursday 5:11 p.m.: Croton & Ossining Schools closed Friday.

Thursday 4:57 p.m.: The Rotary Scholarship fundraiser has been moved from Shattemuc to the Tuscan Grille in Briarcliff.

Thursday 4:55 p.m.: Ossining stoplight power restored at the intersection of North High and Old Albany Post.

Thursday 4:54 p.m.: Con Ed is now distributing Dry Ice at IBM in Armonk (200 Business Park Dr) and Yonkers Raceway (810 Yonkers Ave) until supplies run out.

Thursday 4:53 p.m.: From the Village of Croton-on-Hudson: Unfortunately, we are hearing from Con Edison that full restoration in Westchester County will not be until next weekend, another 7 to 10 days from today. Unfortunately, there will be no further garbage or recycling pickup this week.  DPW crews will be working with Con Edison throughout the weekend to continue to open as many roads as possible.

Friday’s recreation programs have been cancelled.  Some park facilities have been opened, however Senasqua Park and Croton Landing Park are still closed.  
We will be sending further updates as conditions change. 

2:59 p.m.: The public-works project that started today on Cedar Lane is unrelated to Superstorm Sandy. Two pieces of water main are being connected with a new section. Driveway access will not be affected except when they are actually digging in front of drives. They will put down road plates as soon as they are done digging.

12:39 p.m.: All Village of Ossining roads are now open at this time, barring any more trees falling down, according to Mayor Hanauer. Traffic lights are still out at the intersections of South Highland Avenue and Rockledge, as well as North Highland Avenue and Albany Post Road.


10:53 a.m.: ConEd has restored power to 2,613 homes in Croton and Ossining since 6 a.m. yesterday.

10:50 a.m.: There are now 3,771 homes without power in Ossining. That means that ConEd has restored power to 1,758 homes since 6 a.m. yesterday.

10:48 p.m.: There are now 1,361 homes without power in Croton-on-Hudson. That means that ConEd has restored power to 855 homes in Croton since 6 a.m. yesterday.

9:54 a.m.: Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly says, "There are still many streets blocked. ConEd crews are out working now and every community has a liaison. We are still in a cut and clear stage of the restoration.  Some power restoration will be happening but it could be days until power is back."

8:41 .am.: Power has not been restored to the Arcadian Shopping Center as previously reported. Only Stop & Shop has power at this time, running on generator power, according to Mayor Hanauer.

8:31 a.m.: The Governor says there will be free rides on the rails and buses today and Friday.

8:02 a.m.: MTA: Starting Thursday, November 1, close to regularly scheduled service will be provided on the Harlem Line between Mount Kisco and Grand Central Terminal and on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal.  Hudson Line Service remains suspended at this time.  See www.mta.info for full details.

5:00 a.m.: From the Black Cow's Facebook page: "Black Cow Croton back on line Thursday 5am…"

Wednesday 9:47 p.m.: The Croton Free Library will be closed Thursday due to the power outage.

Wednesday 9:41 p.m.: Power has not been restored to the Arcadian Shopping Center as previously reported. Only Stop & Shop is open, running on generator power, according to Mayor Hanauer.

Wednesday 9:23 p.m.:From Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly:

"The Fire Department has asked us to communicate with you to please turn off all of your electronic equipment and appliances. Also make sure your stove and oven are turned off in case you were using it when the lights went out. I can only suggest that you unplug your equipment and appliances before your electrical comes back on so that the initial surge does not do damage.

You will see Con Ed crews working around the Town. Please understand they are cutting and clearing the streets removing the wires, trees and sometimes poles from the roadways.  In some instances whole communities have no access to any of the main roads. The County Police have been using ATVs to visit residents to make sure they are alright.   We want to make sure that our first responders can get in should the need arise."

Wednesday 8:05 p.m.: A reminder for all parents that Ossining schools are closed for the rest of the week and Croton schools are closed Thursday. 

Wednesday 3:21 p.m.: 1,551 homes have had their power restored in Ossining since 6 a.m. today. That brings the number of powerless homes in Ossining to 3,978.

Wednesday 3:20 p.m.: 13 homes in Croton have had their power restored since 6 a.m. That brings the number of powerless homes in Croto-on-Hudson to 2,229.

Wednesday 3:15 p.m.: Village of Croton officials say that their first priority is to have ConEd open up roads where people are trapped and emergency vehicles can’t get through.  After that, power will be restored to the rest of the Village. Village officials ad that they don not expect full power restoration for a number of days.

Wednesday 11:44 a.m.: Croton-on-Hudson officials urge parents to use their own judgement when choosing whether to take their children trick or treating today.

Wednesday 11:41 a.m.: Village of Ossining Assistant Village Manager Christina Papes says, "We ask for your continued cooperation while Con Edison works to restore power. The Village of Ossining still has many trees limbs down and roads obstructed. Drivers are reminded to respect emergency operations and barricades placed for public safety and to comply with requests from emergency workers, and pedestrian and drivers are reminded to avoid standing and moving water."

Wednesday 11:40 a.m.: The Village of Ossining says Tuesday’s sanitation collection will be picked up on Friday.

Wednesday 11:36 a.m.: ConEd has just told Croton Assistant Village Manager Janine King that dry ice will be distributed from Yonkers Raceway between noon and 6pm today.

Wednesday 7:36 a.m.: Metro-North Service remains suspended due to significant damage on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines from Hurricane Sandy.  Repairs are currently underway to tracks, power and signal systems.  See www.mta.info for full details.

Wednesday 7:35 a.m.:Croton officials say there will be no garbage pickup tomorrow—too many roads are impassable.

Wednesday 6:00 a.m.: 2,216 homes without power in Croton-on-Hudson this morning. 5,529 homes without power in Ossining this morning.

Tuesday 6:44 p.m.: The boat that you see in this picture gallery has just been lifted off the railroad tracks in Ossining, according to Mayor Hanauer.

Tuesday 6:38 p.m.: Croton Library is closed tomorrow.

Tuesday 6:32 p.m.:Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly just sent Patch the following regarding trick or treating tomorrow: "Please keep your trick or Treaters in. ConEd’s job is enormous. Our first responders need to be able to get through in case of emergency, said Donnelly. "DARE Halloween at the Joseph G Caputo Community Center is on... Nice break from having the kids inside all week and much safer than going door to door... 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m..." Donnelly ads that there will be no garbage pickup in the Town tomorrow.

Tuesday 6:19 p.m.: Ossining's Mayor is speaking out about Halloween in Ossining. Here is what he had to say: "My advice: keep your children off the streets--including teens and espcially at night. Keep non-essential traffic to a minimum until the State of Emergency is lifted. Dare Halloween will be at Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00."

Tuesday 5:48 p.m.: Cause of last night's fire at 10 Croton Dam Road, in Croton-on-Hudson, was due to burning power line wires that came down.

Tuesday 5:14 p.m.: Croton officials say they don't expect complete power restoration to the rest of the village for a number of days. Croton officials also don't think anyone will be getting power back tonight.

5:08 p.m.: The community room at the municipal building is open for people who would like to charge cell phones and laptops.

4:00 p.m.: Ossining Police say last night's tide and surge flooding did cause damage to some dry docked boats last evening along the riverfront. They also say that emergency responders are doing their best to keep up with the volume of calls related to the storm.

Here is OPD's list of road closures due to trees, electrical lines or both:

  • Narragansett and Pine Avenue
  • Belle Ave & Campwoods Road
  • Campwoods and Stone Avenue
  • Eldridge Avenue and Underhill Road
  • Rockledge and Revolutionary
  • Rockledge and South Highland Avenue
  • Havell Street


3:30 p.m.: From MTA: Metro-North train service remains suspended due to the severity of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on our service territory. Metro-North is assessing damage to our right-of-way and other critical infrastructure. Trees are down and there are signal and power outages throughout the territory, as well as damage from flooding. Our goal is to restore as much service as possible when it is safe to do so.

Christopher Cavanaugh October 31, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Just got a text from Ossining Public Schools. Ossining Schools closed Thursday, 11/1 and Friday 11/2.


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