POUND RIDGE, N.Y. In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, town officials say Pound Ridge residents should be prepared to be without power, phones and television for possibly a week or more.
In a statement issued Monday morning, Supervisor Gary Warshauer said trees, power lines and cable lines are down all around town and, as a result, emergency equipment will have limited access.
At this time 85 percent of the town is without power and 70 percent of the roads are impassable, he said. We are working with NYSEG to open as many roads as possible and restore power.
As of 3 p.m. on Monday, NYSEG was reporting that 2,317 Pound Ridge customers were without power.
Warshauer said that the towns Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been active since Saturday evening and the police department, highway department, maintenance department, fire department, ambulance corps and Resident Volunteer Corps will continue to respond to emergencies and work with NYSEG to clear trees and open roads until every resident has power restored.
Warshauer is telling residents to avoid traveling to give the highway department and NYSEG the access necessary to clear trees and restore power.
The Town House will be open Monday to respond to questions and assist residents as necessary.
Officials say that if you have cell service but no power, use a car to charge your mobile device.
If you have an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the Pound Ridge Police at 914-764-4206 or the Town House at 914-764-5511.
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