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Pound Ridge Officials Dubious Of NYSEG Restoration Predictions

Pound Ridge is plagued by dozens of broken utility poles like this one on Route 124, making power restoration a difficult process.
Pound Ridge is plagued by dozens of broken utility poles like this one on Route 124, making power restoration a difficult process. Photo Credit: Peter DeLucia

POUND RIDGE N.Y. – Pound Ridge officials are skeptical of NYSEG’s prediction that most of the town’s electrical service will be restored by Sunday evening.

The town, which lost virtually all of its power during Hurricane Sandy on Monday, finally started seeing a modicum of restoration on Friday with 16 percent of its 2,365 NYSEG customers brought back online as of 3 p.m.

“[NYSEG] says they will have the entire town back by Sunday, but that can’t be,” said Deputy Supervisor John Powers. “They haven’t done a good assessment. We’ve had no power in the town since the storm hit. We should see some progress by Saturday, but [NYSEG] hasn't even looked at each road yet. There are some roads where there are five or six poles down. They’re going to have to bring in a lot of equipment. So saying all the power will be back by Sunday is a big stretch.”

In the meantime, Powers said the most of Pound Ridge’s primary roads are now passable.

“All the roadwork that could be done has been done,” he said. “The town’s primary roads and the state roads are clear. However, there are plenty of secondary roads that are still blocked.”

Powers said that as power is being restored, the business district in Scotts Corners will be a priority.

“Our goal is to bring Scotts Corners back first,” he said. “That might happen on Saturday.”

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