Update, 9 a.m.
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for almost all customers in North Salem as of Tuesday morning, according to New York State Electric and Gas reports.
An estimated 2,106 out of 2,391 NYSEG customers in North Salem were without power 9 a.m. Tuesday. It’s unclear when customers can expect power to return.
The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy to a post-tropical cyclone, but the storm is still producing sustained winds up to 65 mph according to the NWS 5 a.m. update. A wind advisory is still in effect for Westchester County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Weather officials said the brunt of the storm hit the area Monday night, but additional power outages could occur throughout Tuesday.
Check back with The Daily Voice for more updates.
Update, 9:30 p.m.
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- High winds from Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to 1,230 residents Monday night, up dramatically from the 365 reported outages earlier in the afternoon.
Update, 4:30 p.m.
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of North Salem residents were without power late Monday afternoon as the effects of Hurricane Sandy began being felt in the area. New York State Electric and Gas reported that 365 of its 2,391 North Salem customers were without power at 4:30 p.m.
North Salem residents were urged to continue to stay indoors during the duration of the storm.
For those who had lost power, the shelter at the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 14 Daniel Road was open. Showers and Wi-Fi were available, but dry ice and potable water were not yet available.
Some local roads were closed. These include June Road, in between Deveau and Baxter Roads.
North Salem schools, town offices and the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday. The North Salem Justice Court reported that the Traffic Court was cancelled for Monday and rescheduled for Nov. 7.
To report downed power lines or other hazardous conditions or to report a power outage, call 800-572-1131.
In case of emergency, dial 911. For nonemergency problems or assistance, call 914-669-5464 or 914-669-KING.
Flood warnings are in effect until Tuesday morning, with strong winds and tidal surges along the Hudson River. The National Weather Service warned that most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles and advises drivers not to try to cross bridges that are already covered by water.
High wind warnings, ranging from 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 75 to 80 mph, remain in effect until Tuesday evening. The highest winds are expected Monday evening, however. Beware of falling tree limbs and debris blocking roads. Sandy is expected to bring two to four inches of rain to the area through Tuesday, causing possible drainage problems.
Stay with The North Salem Daily Voice for updates on Hurricane Sandy.