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Outages Still Plague Eastchester, Tuckahoe Nearly Clear

While Tuckahoe nearly has power restored, many Eastchester customers remain in the dark.
While Tuckahoe nearly has power restored, many Eastchester customers remain in the dark. Photo Credit: Con Edison

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Many Eastchester residents continue to suffer without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, though Tuckahoe has seen nearly all customers’ service restored.

Nearly half of all Con Edison customers in Eastchester – 3,402 out of 7,900 customers – are still being affected by outages, though just 417 of 2,867 customers are still without power in Tuckahoe.

On Tuesday afternoon, Tuckahoe Mayor Steven Ecklond said he expects power to be fully restored by Wednesday.

“Con Edison will continue to work on the remaining outages, and with just a few remaining, I anticipate full restoration by sometime [Wednesday,]” he said. “I, along with our DPW Superintendent and Police Chief, have saturated our Con Edison representative with information on our emergency needs.”

As of 4 p.m., three outages along Pennsylvania Avenue in Eastchester are affecting 1,015 customers due to downed wires. There are building outages on Young Place and Orchard Street, affecting 149 customers.

There is an area outage on Beech Street, knocking out power to 329 customers. Nearby, Overlook Avenue is experiencing four outages that are affecting 133 customers and Ridge Street has 85 customers without power.

In Tuckahoe, downed wires on River Street have caused the most trouble, affecting 83 customers.

Residents are advised to contact Con Edison directly at 1-800-752-6633 to report any power outages, downed wires, transformers or trees. All wires should be assumed to be live and dangerous. Con Edison must disconnect power before the Highway Department can remove trees or excavate.

The town has been advised that Con Edison’s first priority is to clear roadways, then to clear downed lines and uprooted gas lines before restoring power. It is likely that it will be several days before those affected by outages see relief.

All reports will be transmitted to on-site Con Edison employees stationed at Town Hall.

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