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Thousands Without Power in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. - The New Castle Police Department sent out several alerts on Saturday and Sunday, advising residents to take precautions following the pre-Halloween snow storm.

"The winter storm hit the entire region with conditions more severe than anticipated," said Lt. Dan Cannon in a statement. "Con Ed advises they are still assessing the damage to the electric delivery system and will not be able to predict restoration times until the damage assessment is completed."

According to Con Ed's website, 4,482 out of 6,574 customers in New Castle were without power following Saturday's snowstorm. There is currently no timetable for restoration.

The police department requested that residents do not call any emergency lines to ask about power as they are overloading phones. 

Many roads remained closed due to downed wires and trees. Town crews worked on clearing roads that did not involve power lines. Con Ed must clear roads closed because of power lines, according to the alert. The department also advised residents to stay off the roads unless necessary and to not approach any power line.

A snow emergency will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.

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