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Irvington Expects More Days Without Power, No School

Irvington residents explore a flooded Bridge Street parking lot on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy hit the village.
Irvington residents explore a flooded Bridge Street parking lot on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy hit the village. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – Con Edison crews are in “site safety” mode, not “restoration” mode, so Irvington residents should expect several more days without power, Irvington Mayor Brian Smith said in an email to village residents.

“Power restoration will take place once the important safety issues are addressed,” Smith said. “Although they have not given an estimated time for restoration, my advice to those residents currently without power is to prepare for at least several more days without power.”

Hurricane Sandy hit Irvington hard on Monday, causing power outages, downed trees and downed wires. Several village streets, including Mountain Road, remained closed. Access to the Saw Mill River Parkway is also blocked.

Irvington schools will remain closed Thursday and Friday because of power outages. All classes and events are affected.

Village officials are beginning to get back to normal schedules. The Irvington Department of Public Works began regular garbage pickup on Thursday. The Irvington Recreation and Parks Department opened on Thursday at is offices on Main Street.

Park officials said, however, that programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday had been canceled. The Irvington Senior Center will remain closed on Thursday and Friday. Village parks are closed until further notice. Smith added in his email that no boil water alert was in effect for the village.

“Our drinking water supply is safe and was never threatened by the storm,” he said.

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