TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow may have to wait until Nov. 9 for power to be fully restored throughout the villages after Hurricane Sandy, officials said Thursday afternoon.
Con Edison informed village officials that it doesn't expect to restore power until next Friday, Sleepy Hollow Village Administrator Anthony Giaccio and Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau both said.
Information from Con Edison was not specific to Tarrytown, Blau said.
“All they have is a date when they anticipate everyone in the county will have power,” he said. “That date is Nov. 9.”
Several Tarrytown-area businesses and organizations are providing free services to residents without power. A 24-shelter is set up at the Community Opportunity Center on Wildey Street in Tarrytown. The shelter provides power, Wi-Fi, food and kids' entertainment.
The Tarrytown YMCA opened its locker rooms and showers to all residents this week for those who need a hot shower.
Warner Library extended its Thursday hours to 9 p.m. for residents to charge their electronics and use Wi-Fi.
Several businesses in the villages, including W@tercooler, Coffee Labs and Riverstone Yoga, were offering their power outlets to residents. Several offer free Wi-Fi as well.
The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns resumed classes Thursday except for pre-K. The Transfiguration School also resumed classes Thursday.
The Pocantico Hills Central School District announced it would stay closed Thursday and Friday because of power outages.
The Hackley School said it planned to stay closed through Friday for all divisions except for Upper School classes. Students in those classes will meet Friday, and the school encouraged boarders to return if they were able.
Village officials plan to keep residents informed of Con Edison's restoration efforts, Giaccio said. “We may go door-to-door to check on residents and inform them of what's going on."
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