Storm Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Yorktown

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Dozens of trees fell during the storm, including this one in Somers. Credits: Reader Submitted Photo
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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A severe thunderstorm with strong wind gusts knocked out power to thousands of homes in Yorktown on Wednesday, according to outage information.

As of 11:45 p.m., NYSEG is reporting that 6,485 of its customers are without power, which is more than 100 percent. The company lists having only 6,454 customers.

Also as of 11:45 p.m., Con Edison is reporting that 183 of its 8,173 customers are without power. 

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Neither company has provided restoration times, only saying that they are “assessing” the conditions.

Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli said the storm, which started around 4:30 p.m. and lasted less than an hour, took down dozens of trees.

Yorktown School District announced that all of its schools are closed Wednesday.

Baldwin Road at Mohansic Avenue East will remain closed until at least noon Wednesday, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

Also according to the department, all traffic signals on Route 202 east of the Taconic State Parkway are expected to be non-operational Wednesday. Intersections with inoperable traffic signals should be treated as four-way intersections.

The Yorktown Fire Department responded to many storm-related calls, including one instance where a large tree branch fell on a moving vehicle. The driver was uninjured.

Send any photos of storm damage to marschhauser@halstonmedia.com for possible publication.

 

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