By Thursday evening, the Cross River Shopping Plaza, Katonah shopping district and hamlet of Bedford Hills from Depot Plaza to the Route 117 corridor had been restored to power.
Dave Raneri, co-proprietor of Charles Department Store, was among the local businesss to open their doors on Thursday with generators, offering warmth and a power station to customers. He said he was relieved to have power back, and looking forward to "every day getting a bit better."
"This wasn't nearly as bad as Hurricane Floyd was back in the 90s," he said. "The biggest issue for any business is interruption, though, so that does hurt. We are thankful we could do something to help out today, and am sure we'll see more folks out tomorrow—relieving some cabin fever."
While a select number of businesses many more will likely open their doors Friday in Katonah, Bedford Hills and Cross River. Bedford Village businesses remained without power as of Thursday evening.
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In a press release Thursday night, NYSEG officials said the "vast majority" of service would be restored by midnight Sunday, with the remaining customers restored by midnight Wednesday, November 7.
Here's the statement:
This assessment is based on identified damage. As restoration work is completed, we sometimes find additional damage and that can sometimes extend restoration times.
In the Rochester region, RG&E continues to expect to restore service to the vast majority of those who are without power by midnight Friday.
More than 2,500 NYSEG, RG&E and contract personnel are now working on the power restoration effort primarily in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Delaware and Monroe counties.
Of the approximately 292,000 total NYSEG and RG&E service interruptions caused by the storm, 72% (approximately 211,000) have now been restored.
“As we continue make repairs to the backbone of the electricity delivery system – our transmission lines and substations – and continue to bring additional resources into the locales where service is interrupted, we will see steady progress in restoring service,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E.
For more details and the latest outage numbers, visit:
As estimated restoration times are available for each outage, they can be found at:
http://ebiz1.nyseg.com/cusweb/outagenotification.aspx or 1.800.572.1131 (NYSEG)