POUND RIDGE, N.Y. More than 2,200 people are without power and countless trees and wires are down producing road closures throughout Pound Ridge as Hurricane Irene lives up to her promise.
Its bad, said Supervisor Gary Warshauer. We have almost every road in town closed we have multiple trees down on every road. Pretty much all of us are without power.
As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, NYSEG reported that 2,281 residents were without power. The largest areas hit include Westchester Avenue with 169 outages, Salem Road with 101, Trinity Pass Road with 82 and Upper Shad Road with 81.
The message is that everyone should stay put, Warshauer said. Trees and wires are down and we wont be able to address it until the storm has passed. We have the highway department, fire department and police department on call. They have all gone out to clear trees that dont have wires on them.
Warshauer said residents should plan to be without power for at least a couple of days.
We will have a better idea what the damage is and how long it will take [to restore power], he said.
The supervisor said there has been some localized flooding, but that hasnt been the towns biggest problem.
The biggest problem is trees coming down and blocking roads and the power outages, he said. We had trees coming down before the storm even really hit because the ground was already so saturated.
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