Croton: Businesses' Power Back, Many Homes Still Out

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Croton Mayor Leo Wiegman said power was restored to some areas of the village, but full restoration could take seven to 10 days. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Mayor Leo Wiegman said Thursday that village Department of Public Works crews and Con Edison were slowly beginning to work down a long list of public safety hazards following Hurricane Sandy.

Glengary Road and Mount Airy Road near King Street were both unblocked Thursday, and power was restored to the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, and the upper village business district. The municipal building is still without Internet.
"We’re trying to fix the major arteries and the dead ends first," said Wiegman.

Asked Thursday, if Con Edison has given the village an estimate of when power would be fully restored, Wiegman said, "At this point, it's reasonable to assume it'll be a week to 10 days from today."
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, Con Edison reported 1,399 customers without power out of 3,629 served in Croton.

The Community Room in the basement of the municipal building, 1 Van Wyck St., remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a charging station, although WiFi is not available there.

Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor, opened Conference Room 1 as a WiFi hotspot and charging  station. Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, reopened Wednesday, with power and WiFi.

In the village, the Van Wyck Shopping Center is still without power.

Croton Commons, Riverside Avenue, the upper village business district and the ShopRite Shopping Center all have power. Zeytinia does not have power, but is accepting cash purchases. Van Wyck Wine and Liquor is running on generator power and is open.

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