TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Con Edison reports an estimated 130 customers in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington still do not have power Friday, 10 days after Hurricane Sandy hit the area.
Con Edison is estimating most of the power outages will be fixed by 11 p.m. Sunday.
Most of the reported power outages affected one or two customers. Larger outages were reported in the Irving neighborhood of Tarrytown, where 23 customers still didn't have power Friday. The residents in that area are considering whether they want to join a lawsuit against Con Edison filed by Tarrytown resident and Manhattan attorney Richard Hershman.
Con Edison CEO Kevin Burke apologized to customers Thursday.
“I am sorry for what happened, I am very sorry for what happened,” Burke said at a Thursday afternoon press conference. “We’ve worked on this very hard. We made a significant number of improvements after Hurricane Irene. Unfortunately, this one came in so much greater than what we were planning for.”
Irvington school officials said Friday Hurricane Sandy could impact the district calendar because the district was closed for five school days. New York requires schools to be open for at least 180 days, including four superintendent conference days.
“While the next legislative session is not scheduled until January 2013, there is optimism that an additional session will be added to address urgent storm-related matters including this issue,” a district announcement said. “The board and administration will await state guidance prior to initiating dialogue as to whether our calendar needs to be revised.”
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