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Peekskill Roads Open, Most Power Restored Soon

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The city has dealt with the worst of Saturday’s snowstorm but employees are still working to clean up the mess.

Department of Public Works Director Howard Wessells said that city staff had to make some adjustments on the fly in preparing for the storm, but said once crews got organized the work ran smoothly.

“We were gearing up for a storm that they (forecasters) were saying was two to four inches all day Friday, and late Friday night they changed it to four to eight inches so then we had to start gearing up for four to eight inches,” Wessells said. “They also said it was going to rain first then snow, but that didn’t happen.”

The city actually received between six and eight inches of snow depending on the location in the city, he said.

About 2,500 homes were without power in the city as of Monday morning, according to Con Edison, Wessells said. Two Con Edison crews were working on Crompond Road Monday afternoon, according to Wessells, and he said the majority of city residents would have power once those crews were finished.

Con Edison is reporting that all power in Westchester County should be restored by Wednesday evening.

All city roads are now open and the winter alternate parking has been rescinded but DPW crews are still our removing fallen tree limbs and branches and other debris, he said.

With the exception of the Parks and Recreation and Youth Bureau buildings, all city buildings had power restored.

“All city departments are open, they’re just all working out of City Hall right now,” Wessells said.

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