PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – An estimated 5,894 out of 10,254 Con Edison customers are still without power in Port Chester as of 7 p.m., Thursday evening, down from 7,700 Thursday morning, according to outage maps.??
All day Thursday, Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department, said he heard alarms going off from surges as businesses downtown began to get power back. In the village during the storm, 40 trees were knocked down, 31 wires were reported down, there were 13 Fire Department responses, and eight people were taken to the hospital by first responders. The department received a total of 119,911 calls, but most were power outages, said Ladeairous. Prior to the storm, downtown areas were evacuated including North Main Street, home to many restaurants and local businesses. “Main Street is still without power – there’s nothing open there. We’ll probably see a lot more residue of what happened during the storm later on,” he said. Traffic lights throughout Port Chester are still out as of Thursday, but Ladeairous said drivers are getting used to stopping at impromptu stop signs. “I haven’t seen any accidents and people are being a lot more cautious,” he added. More than 150,000 customers out of 348,198 total customers served by Con Ed in Westchester are out of power as of 7 p.m. Thursday, down from more than 165,000 customers in the morning. The company estimates power will be restored to all of Westchester by Nov. 9. Authorities are asking customers to report outages and downed wires to Con Edison and not through local emergency service lines. Customers can call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). When reporting an outage, customers are asked to have their Con Edison account numbers available and report whether their neighbors also have lost power. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available, according to a press release.
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