Received this info from the police department. I am sending the following letter to Con Ed officials, the NYS Public Service Commission re: why Westchester is treated like 2nd class customers whenever there are power outages. Westchester service to be restored by Thursday night --NYC by Tuesday night.
As of 20:30 Hours
Nepperhan Avenue Area
Rt. 9A - Worthington to White House
Virginia Rd. / Lawrence Drive
Stadium Rd. / Dobbs Ferry Rd.
West Hartsdale Ave / North Washington
Old Tarrytown / Warren (near Maple)
BRP-Parkway Homes / Fisher Lane / Old Tarrytown
Oak Street / Warren/ Manhattan
Payne/ North Lawn
Old Jackson / Jackson Ave
Sawmill River RD./ Payne / Beaver Hill /Old Country
Paradise / Clayton
Knollwood / Hevelyn
To: Chair, NYS Public Service Commission
Con Ed President
NY State Legislators (Westchester delegation)
Hurricane Irene left a good portion of Greenburgh and Westchester out of power. Con Ed issued a press release after the storm indicating that most of their NYC customers would have their power restored by Tuesday night and Westchester customers would get their power restored two days later--by late Thursday night.
I realize that Con Ed cannot restore everyones power immediately after a storm but question why Westchester ratepayers are treated like 2nd class citizens. After every storm Westchester customers wait much longer to have power restored than our NYC neighbors. We pay the same rates as NYC customers pay but don't get treated equally. Why should NYC customers always get their power restored first--a few days before Westchester customers?
My home phone is ringing off the hook with calls from senior citizens and disabled residents who experience real hardships whenever there are power outages. I think it would be fairer if Con Ed treated all of their customers the same----and if they would spread their crews around their service area until power is restored to all. Another option: they should rotate the order of service restorations--during one outage NYC should get service restored first and Westchester second. The second outage Westchester gets power restored first and NYC gets it second.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor