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Irvington Declares State of Emergency

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – Irvington Mayor Brian Smith has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, meaning that all vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be banned within the village.

The state of emergency goes into effect at 8 p.m. And will continue until “the threat from the storm and any subsequent damage from the storm has been deemed safe.”

Irvington does not have any planned evacuations, but it encouraged residents to prepare for extended power outages because of high winds damaging trees and power lines.

“Residents are encouraged to use common sense and safe community practice; do not travel after 8 p.m. and check on your neighbors if they have a special need,” the village announced. “Please be patient after the storm to give the Department of Public Works and Con Edison an opportunity to clear roads and secure any downed wires.”

Residents with non-emergency questions and reports of outages and downed wires should call the Irvington Police Department at 914-591-8080. Con Edison has a liasion at the police department.

Residents with emergencies should call 9-1-1.

Please send Irvington reporter Meredith Shamburger photos and reports of Hurricane Irene at mshamburger@thedailytarrytown.com. You can also call or text her at 903-754-3358.

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