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Day 6: Schools Ready, 6K Customers Still No Power

Iona College and the College of New Rochelle will open for classes Monday.

About 6,000 Con Ed customers in the City of New Rochelle remain without power. That number, according to city officials, is down from Saturday's total o 9,000.

Electricity was restored to both the New Rochelle and Rockland campuses of Iona College. Residential students began coming back to the New Rochelle campus Sunday. Power was restored to all residence halls.

The college will resume day and evening classes Monday on both campuses.

The College of New Rochelle had power restored over the weekend and will resume classes in New Rochelle Monday. Its Manhattan campus is still without power, and students there were told to monitor their e-mail and phone messages for information.

While tree removal at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Circuit Road was completed Friday, there are still wires on the roads and sidewalks throughout the intersection, and none of the downed poles, electricial equipment or light fixtures have been removed. There has been no further work in that location since Friday.

Tree removal crews worked Sunday to tackle a huge tree that still blocks Harbour Lane. There is no public access to Glen Island Park due to down power lines.

Mayor Noam Bramson said the last two remaining schools without power—Davis and Barnard schools—have had power restored in time for the opening of all schools Monday. He said one remaining polling place in New Rochelle is still without power, but should be back on line in time for Tuesday's election.

The City of New Rochelle sent out the following update Sunday:

This is a recovery update from the City of New Rochelle. There are still about 6,000 customers in the City without power, down from yesterday's 9,000. Power restoration efforts continue and will be prioritized according to the number of customers affected by any particular repair.

The remainder of this message repeats yesterday's bulletin for those who may have missed it.

If your neighborhood comes back on line, but you still do not have power, then it is very important for you to re-register your address with Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED or www.coned.com. By re-registering your address, you can ensure that Con Ed is aware that problems in your neighborhood persist.

Westchester has been officially declared a disaster area, which makes our region eligible for federal aid. To qualify, you must register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362. 

Con Ed will again distribute dry ice today at Yonkers Raceway and at the Westchester County Center.

A shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane and the New Rochelle Public Library is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate those who need a warm place or wish to recharge personal electronic devices. The Hugh Doyle Senior Center will be open this week for normal business hours, and the New Rochelle Public Schools will open again tomorrow—Monday—and have a full class day on Tuesday, Election Day.

For further updates, visit the City Web site at www.newrochelleny.com.

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