The New York State Thruway is closed in both directions in Ardsley.
Con Ed reported 60,727 customers out in Westchester—good news is the estimated restoration is Oct. 30. NYSEG reported 27,647 customers out in Putnam and none in Westchester.
Orange and Rockland Utilities reports it has more than 78,000 customers without service in its area. In Rockland County, there are 36,344 customers without power — the hardest hit portion of the seven counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania covered by O&R. Within Rockland, 14,420 customers are without power in Clarkstown, 921 in Nyack, 6,021 in Orangetown, 82 in South Nyack and 839 in Upper Nyack. Among the other hard-hit communities in Rockland is Stony Point, with 3,793 customers affected.
Hudson Valley Traveler reports roads all across the region are partially or fully blocked. This is mostly due to downed trees or limbs. They include:
- Route 9 closed in Philipstown
- the Palisades Parkway closed southbound in Rockland
- The Taconic Parkway in New Castle and Mount Pleasant
- Route 120 in New Castle
- Route 9A at Dobbs Ferry Road
Here's the latest from the National Weather Service:
A rare October winter storm will continue to impact the interior Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states through tonight. Heavy wet snow, falling on trees with remaining foliage, could lead to many downed tree branches and power outages. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect in a swath from West Virginia and western Virginia to eastern Maine. The heaviest snowfall amounts are forecast to fall in a band from extreme northern Maryland northeastward through New Jersey and western Massachusetts into eastern Maine. Lighter slushy snow accumulations are possible for the major cities of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. In addition, High Wind Warnings for gusts to 60 mph are in effect for coastal areas from middle Long Island and southern Connecticut up to eastern Maine, including Boston. Coastal Flood Warnings are in effect for coastal areas of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Cape Cod.
But there's good news! The National Weather Service says there will be gradual clearing Oct. 30 with a high of 43 degrees F. That should be enough to get everything to melt.
3 p.m.: Roads were rapidly moving from slushy to snowed over and police were urging everyone to stay off the roads as a storm dumped inches of heavy wet snow over much of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland county this afternoon.
The heavy snow is dangerous to tree limbs and therefore power lines. As of 3:45 p.m., NYSEG is reporting more than 8,500 outages in Putnam. Roughly 1,730 of those are in the Village of Brewster. Some of those have restoration times listed — none of which are earlier than 7 p.m.
Con Ed's storm center reported outages from Bronxville to Briarcliff.
As of 3:16 p.m., 19,165 Con Ed customers were without power.
Orange and Rockland Utilities customers without power numbered 1,800 in Clarkstown, 2,400 in Orangetown. Total in O&R area: 7,983 without power.
Metro-North still reported good service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines.
Periods of snow and temperatures around freezing are expected through the night.