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Somers: What's Open, How To Cope

SOMERS, N.Y. – As of 3 p.m., 7,119  of the 9,087 NYSEG customers in Somers were still without power Thursday.

“All state and county and local officials are pushing NYSEG to get power back up,” Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy said. “We do not have any more shipments of dry ice planned for today and are at NYSEG’s mercy.”

She did not have specific information about power restoration, but said she would participate in a 3 p.m. call with NYSEG today.

“Out biggest concern is clearing Routes 202 and 139,” Murphy said. “This morning our highway crews were working with NYSEG to clear the roads.”

What’s open and where to find shelter:

Somers Town Board meeting – The meeting is going on at 7:30 as planned, and Supervisor Murphy will be there.

Schools – Somers schools are closed Friday.

Shelter – The Heritage Hills Activity Center is open as an emergency shelter and will remain so indefinitely. The Red Cross has provided about 200 cots, blankets and pillows.

St. Luke’s Church on Route 100 will be open from 5 to 7 p.m., offering recharging stations for phones and computers, a refrigerator to store medicine, and food – tonight it is offering pot roast and macaroni and cheese. St. Luke's also is looking for donations of food that it can cook, and nonperishable food too.

Water – Potable water is available at Amawalk and Granite Springs Fire Houses. You must bring your own containers.

Roads info – The following roads are closed: Route 139 near Sunderland; Route 202 by Somers Chase; Cortlandt Manor; Upper Plum Brook; Locust and Fern; Greenwood and Hemlock; Larch; James Way; Mahopac Avenue from Granite Springs Rd to Route 35; Primrose Dr from Route 139 to Lalli; McKeel Street; Bedell Road; Entrance Way East and West.

Restaurants – The following restaurants in Somers are open: Tazza Cafe is open until 6 p.m. Thursday, with regular hours resuming Friday. Imperial Wok, Fratelli Pizza, Il Forno, Froggy’s Deli, Somers Deli, Sweet Delites and Muscoot Restaurant are all open. In Purdys, The Farmer and the Fish is open, and Bella Ella is open in Croton Falls. Gas – Pumps are open at the Mobil and Sunoco gas stations on Route 100 in Somers.

Businesses – Almost all businesses in Somers Towne Centre are open, including CVS, Somers Discount Wine and Liquor and Somers Custom Framing. Kohl's and Home Depot at exit 19 off I-84 are open.

Post office - Open

Wi-Fi hotspots - Optimum Wi-Fi hotspots in town are working. There’s one at the Towne Centre in front of Astoria Federal Savings Bank, and another outside the Somers Town House. Tazza Cafe has Wi-Fi, too.

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