OSSINING, N.Y. -- Power has been restored to almost all of the 4,600 people who lost power on Monday after strong hail storm moved through Peekskill, Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson and Pleasantville on Monday, Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee said.
The storm came after a short but violent "microburst" storm last Friday that lasted for only about five minutes, but left 19,000 people in the county without power, according to McGee.
"Our people were still out there working on some permanent repairs when the storm hit, and some of the people who were knocked out of service over the weekend were affected again by this storm (on Monday) evening," McGee said.
All but 16 people had been restored to power as of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, McGee said.
County police Officer Robert Brown said that all roads were open as of Tuesday morning, and that all the downed trees and wires from Friday had been cleared up.
"Friday's storm was more severe because trees took down several poles and sections of wire, with Highland Avenue being the worst," McGee said. "If you have winds and driving rain, it doesn't take too long to get branches down and trees down and create a lot of havoc because they'll take poles down with them."
The Weather Channel predicts more thunderstorms on Wednesday and Friday with cooler temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s.
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