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Posted on: January 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Preparing for the storm expected to hit our area tonight after 6:30 PM

Our crews have been called in -will start preparing for tonights storm at 5:30 PM
Snow, icy road conditions, heavy rains, winds expected after 6:30 PM
Advise: Stay off road tonight
Winds could cause some trees to fall- and power outages
Con Ed -preparing

Preparing for the storm tonight--

Greenburgh DPW crews will be called in at 5:30 PM this afternoon to prepare for the storm that is expected to hit our area starting around 6:30 PM. This is a report from weather works- what they anticipate will happen in Greenburgh tonight.  I spoke with the Commissioner of Public Works a short time ago. He advises residents to stay home tonight since the roads could get slippery. The cold weather conditions will result in quicker icing and snow conditions on the road. And, later tonight it will get very windy. It's possible that trees could fall - causing outages.

Please find a statement from Con Ed below. They have brought in 1,000 outside crews.

Be safe. And, careful. 
PAUL FEINER, Greenburgh Town Supervisor

WEATHER STATEMENT * WINTRY MIX STILL ON TRACK FOR TONIGHT * THREAT TIME: SUNDAY 6:30 PM - MONDAY 12:00 AM


Clouds will continue to thicken this afternoon as a developing storm system approaches the Northeast. Snow arrives 6:30 - 8:30 PM and will quickly become steady. And with the preceding bitter air mass, all surfaces will be capable of covering from the start. Accumulations have been increased a bit to 0.5 - 1.5" and most of this will fall in the first couple of hours because milder air will be rapidly advancing into the area. Later this evening, the snow will quickly change to some sleet then rain towards Midnight. After that, the rain will be heavy at times into the predawn and there could even be some poor drainage concerns. Lastly, strong gusty winds later tonight and Monday could result in some downed trees/power lines.

 

CON EDISON CREWS AND OUTSIDE WORKERS

MOBILIZING AS WINTER STORM

APPROACHES REGION

Company Issues Safety Warning to Customers;

More Than 1,000 Contractor Workers Brought In to Help Restore Service

 

Con Edison is mobilizing its own crews and additional contractor workers to respond to any service problems caused by the winter storm expected to hit our region Sunday night and into Monday morning.

 

Strong gusty winds could bring down power lines, causing customers to lose service and creating a safety hazard.

 

The company urges members of the public to stay away from downed wires. They may be live. For your safety, we may guard downed wires until crews make repairs. Our personnel may be in unmarked cars but will always have Con Edison identification.

The company has secured more than 1,000 outside workers to supplement its crews in the work of repairing and replacing poles, wires and transformers.

 

In addition to strong winds, coastal areas could experience flooding. Restoration of service due to flooding in the underground electric-delivery system involves several steps. Those steps include pumping water out of a facility, drying and testing the equipment, addressing any environmental concerns, and making sure the equipment can operate safely and reliably.

 

Con Edison is sending text messages to customers in the regions expected to be hit the hardest. The messages remind customers to be prepared and to report an outage by simply replying OUT to the text.

 

Con Edison is also sending emails to customers warning them of the coming storm, urging them to be safe and reminding them how to report outages.

 

Restoration Plan

The priority for restoration will be critical customer facilities that have an impact on the public, such as mass transit, hospitals, police and fire stations, and sewage and water-pumping stations.

 

Crews will then prioritize repairs that will provide power to the largest numbers of customers as quickly as possible, then move on to restore smaller groups and individual customers.

 

How to Report an Outage

Customers can sign up for text alerts at coned.com/text. Customers can also report outages and check service restoration status at conEd.com/reportoutage, with Con Edison’s mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

 

Customers who report outages will receive updates from Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available. Information on outages and restoration times is also available at the Con Edison outage map. Watch an outage map tutorial video here.

 

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