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Post-Sandy Resources in Bedford, Lewsiboro and Pound Ridge

Important information, post-storm, updated Monday, Nov. 5.

Updated, Monday, 2 p.m.

 

Bedford

Recovery efforts continue. The Town of Bedford is working at reopening roads and most are passable. The Town is heavily dependent on the electric utilities to neutralize fallen wires so trees can be removed and roads can be reopened.  A state of emergency still exists and unnecessary travel is prohibited.

Do not panic about gas, there are gas stations open in Bedford Hills and Katonah and they have gas. 

Come to the Town House at 321 Bedford Road to warm up – charge your phones – we have Wi-Fi In addition we have dry ice and water.  We are open today Sunday till 6PM and 9 to 6PM all week.   

Day warming shelter and charging stations are also available at all 3 fire houses 

-- Bedford Fire Department -- 34 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506 (914) 234-3133 

-- Bedford Hills Fire Department -- 332 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 (914) 666-8253 

-- Katonah Fire Department -- 65 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536 (914) 232-4570  

Readers Digest is open as an overnight Emergency Shelter, contact them at 845-825-7395. 

NYSEG is currently estimating that all power will be restored in Bedford by 11pm Wednesday, November 7th.  We realize this is VERY frustrating but please know that we are working very hard to try and get more accurate information.  Although the National Guard is here to work with our DPW crews, NYSEG has only dedicated 1 crew to our municipality.  We know there are many more crews here but they are not communicating with the Town.  Con Ed currently has 670 homes without power in Bedford.

VOTING will carry on as always – 6AM to 9PM at your normal polling location.  Any questions, call the Town Clerk’s Office, 666-4534.

STOP lights are out on Route 35 and Rt. 22 intersection and the on and off ramps to 684 – SLOW down and use extreme caution.

Bedford Court will be in session on Monday, November 5th at 6pm. 

The Town Board will hold there first monthly meeting as scheduled on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 8PM.

Contact the Town House at 666-4534 if we can help you in any way.

Pound Ridge

Via the town's website:

Elections will be held on Tuesday 6 November 2012 in your regular voting location, at the Town House and Fire Department. If you can't make it to Pound Ridge tomorrow, you can vote in person today at 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains NY until 5:00pm.

The NYSEG Web Site Restoration Times ARE ONLY ESTIMATES, Presume your power will come on 48 hours after the times NYSEG is indicating on their reports, and hope it comes on sooner. If the NYSEG Web Site shows your power restored and it is not, please call them (800-572-1131) or go to their web site and report it. If service is pulled away from your house or you see (don't touch) wires down between your meter and the street/service pole, contact NYSEG and let them know.

Power has been restored to Scotts Corners and many of the businesses and restaurants are open. Power will begin to be restored throughout town, but it remains a slow process as electric and pole replacement crews have to remove and reset over 100 broken poles around town. Some residents may not have power restored until the end of the week.

Road conditions are slowly improving but there are still numerous detours and road closures, including Salem Road (Route 124) and Long Ridge Road (Route 104) that have been among our highest priorities. NYSEG Crews continue to clear broken poles and replace wires and transformers. Driving remains dangerous, especially at night, with many low hanging wires and repair trucks periodically blocking lanes.

The Pound Ridge Elementary School has re-opened today. PLEASE DRIVE EXTRA CAREFULLY AND BE AWARE THAT CHILDREN ARE WAITING AT BUS STOPS.

Resident Volunteers continue to staff our Warming Center at the Town House, make welfare checks and distribute Dry Ice and Water at the Town House. Please call 914-764-5511 to confirm the availability of Dry Ice before driving over.

The Warming Center at the Town House will be relocated tomorrow, Tuesday 6 November 2012, to Conant Hall because of the Election, and then back to the Town House on Wednesday.

Follow Pound Ridge on Twitter https://twitter.com/PoundRidgeNY for the latest status updates.

You can also visit their town alert page to see the latest notifications.

Lewisboro

Via the town's website

 Supervisor Peter Parsons redeclared a State of Emergency for the Town of Lewisboro.

Elections - Polling sites will be open for voting tomorrow. Voters should go to their regular polling site. (Our sites are John Jay High School, South Salem Fire House, Meadow Pond Elementary School and Increase Miller Elementary School.) Contact the Town Clerk's Office with questions - 763-3511.

KLSD schools are open Monday and Tuesday for classes.

SATs have been rescheduled to November 17.   The LVAC Auction has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Showers are available at Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT, next to Founders Hall, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT, can be used for showers and as a shelter. Bring towels and toiletries.

Estimated power restoration times are available on NYSEG’s website at NYSEG.com.  If you do not have access to the internet, call the Emergency Operations Center at 977-8043 for an update on your location.

Continue to travel with caution on all roads because of storm-related work along roadways. 

The Lewisboro Library has resumed normal hours. 763-3857

The Town Offices at Cross River have resumed their normal hours.   Lewisboro Justice Court will not be in session tonight, Monday, November 5; this Court session will be rescheduled.

Town hall is being used as Lewisboro's emergency command center; the phone number is (914) 977-8043. This number may be used for any to obtain information and to report such incidents as blocked roads. For emergency calls, locals are directed to use 9-1-1. If you are in need of alternate shelter, please call (914) 977-8043, and arrangements will be made for you.

Residents are encouraged to use the town's website to obtain information and resources.

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