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More Than 1,500 Still Without Power in Tarrytowns

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – The worst part about having no power, Tarrytown resident April Croft said, is the food.

“Because we've had to throw out everything in the refrigerator and freezer, all that we had in there was lost," she said.

Croft lives on Hamilton Place with her husband and son. Her house is one of 1,526 in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Irvington that were still without power Tuesday afternoon, according to Con Edison.

Sleepy Hollow has 244 customers without power, with most of the outages taking place in the Manors. Tarrytown has 1,205 without power, with the largest number of outages reported near Martling Avenue, Hamilton Place and Archer Place. Irvington has 77 without power.

Con Edison is estimating that most homes won't have power restored until 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

“We were lucky for a while because it didn't happen until Sunday night around 10 p.m.,” Croft said.

A tree fell down onto some power lines two houses down Sunday, but it didn't affect her house. Croft doesn't know what exactly happened to cause her power to go out—probably more downed trees, she said.

Utility crews were spotted Tuesday in the Manors in Sleepy Hollow, where 505 people lost power over the weekend because of downed trees. Elsewhere, some roads are still blocked by trees and wires because Con Edison has yet to determine that it's safe to remove them.

Hamilton Place, Neperan Road and Benedict Avenue still have barriers in place to prevent automobile traffic. Access to the Manors via Route 9 was blocked on Tuesday afternoon as well.

Warner Library put a note on its website that it had full power and Internet access, beckoning those without power to come in and charge up. The library was busier than usual on both Monday and Tuesday.

Croft said she's seen the fire department and Con Edison employees on her street, but no trucks. The tree that fell Sunday still stretches across the road and hangs precariously on the power lines.

Since her power went out, Croft's family has saved some food items by putting them in a thermos with ice. They've also been eating at the restaurants down the street on N. Broadway. Croft said her house lost its hot water on Tuesday as well, so she's been using the showers at her office.

“Everything's on hold,” she said. “I can't wash dishes. I can't do laundry. Nothing.”

Katharine Swibold wrote on The Daily Tarrytown's Facebook that she lost power during the storm as well. Luckily for her, it was restored quickly.

“Our power on Independence Street was out from about 3 to 5 a.m., but we have been ok since then,” she wrote, later adding “We feel very lucky indeed!”

Croft said when her power is restored, the first thing she'll do is “laundry, run the dishwater and go grocery shopping because I have no food.”

“The businesses down there must be doing good business because we're constantly going down there to eat,” she said.

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