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Strong Winds Knock Out Power To Hundreds In Westchester

Con Edison Outage Map on Monday, Feb. 25.
Con Edison Outage Map on Monday, Feb. 25. Photo Credit: Con Edison

Thousands of residents in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess are without power as wild winds continue whipping through the area.

On Monday morning, Con Edison was reporting that there were 31 current outages in Westchester, as of 10:30 a.m., impacting 335 of their 348,198 customers who were left in the dark. NYSEG was reporting an additional 703 customers who were without power on Monday morning.

Of Con Edison customers, Peekskill was hit the hardest when a tree came down on Union Avenue, leading to 170 residents reporting outages. 

Other municipalities without power include Cortlandt (75 outages); New Castle (28); Mount Vernon (19); White Plains (17); Croton-on-Hudson (13); Briarcliff Manor (11); Ardsley, Eastchester, Greenburgh, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester, Scarsdale, Yonkers and Yorktown (less than 10 each).

NYSEG reported that Lewisboro (241 outages); Pound Ridge (218); Bedford (205) and Yorktown (39) were experiencing outages in Westchester. In Putnam, Patterson was reporting 118 customers without power.

In Dutchess, 1,002 residents utilizing Central Hudson in Hyde Park were without power as of 10:15 a.m. on Monday morning. Other outages were reported in Poughkeepsie (533 customers); LaGrange (52); East Fishkill (12); Red Hook (eight); and Wappinger (six).

The week is expected to bring wild weather to the area, with winds topping 30 mph and gusts reaching upwards of 65 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop during the week, with potential rain and snow coming later in the week.

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