In Clarkstown – 7,500 Without Power And 39 Closed Roads

Town still has 42 partially closed or blocked roads


As of late Monday afternoon, Clarkstown officials said Orange & Rockland reported 7,500 customers without service.   Throughout Rockland County there were still 19,500 customers who do not have electricity.

Clarkstown reports 39 closed roads and 42 partially blocked town roads.  Roads are being opened as O&R crews identify live wires and de-energize them. One or two O&R crews have been assigned to work with the Town's Highway Department to assess the wires and remove them from trees or branches.  

Clarkstown states that O&R plans to bring in 300 tree-trimming linemen and is calling more utility crews in and will not be releasing any crews in anticipation of the approaching Nor’easter.

Clarkstown Schools will be closed Tuesday. All polling locations will be open for voting in the Presidential Election except for Woodglen Elementary School, which sustained storm damage. Voters are being directed to go to New City Elementary School to vote.  Questions about the election or polling places should be directed to the Rockland County Board of Elections at 638-5172. 

Community College Field House is open to shelter residents overnight. Residents can go to the Central Nyack Community Center, Congers Community Center, Pascack Community Center and Street Community Center to get warm and charge electronics. Some of the shelters have free Wi Fi.

Cablevision Systems Corporation announced Optimum customers can receive credit for any full or partial day during which they were unable to access Optimum services as a result of Hurricane Sandy, even if the disruption was caused by a loss of electrical power. The company is asking customers to call after their Optimum service is restored, so it can calculate and apply the full credit due.

Robin Traum November 06, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Robert Thanks for pointing that out. You are absolutely correct and I will change the number. Robin
Kim Tran November 06, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I live in Congers, and sadly, I'm part of the 7,500 out of power. Lost power last Monday at 4:30 p.m.
SamS November 06, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Again Frank Sparaco has done a superb job in his new position! He's so worth the $75,000 salary and the car the town is letting him use. I hope the voters don't vote him Gromack, and Ballard out for creating this job for him.
inthedark November 06, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I agree give him a raise he's not being paid enough, I'm so proud to live in a town where greed and corruption and who you know is where you stand. I'm so grateful that certain VIP employees had there lights on quicker then us nobodys.
Rhea Vogel November 06, 2012 at 04:41 PM
The Rockland Community Foundation has activated an emergency fund to provide grant support for individuals and non-profits struggling as a result of Sandy. Donations are needed to help our neighbors rebuild. Donations are fully tax deductible and all contributions will be used to only help people and non-profits in Rockland County. Grant applications and donation information can be found at www.rocklandgives.org. Please help us help. GIVE LOCALLY! Thank you!!!


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