NEWS 12: NORTHERN WESTCHESTER OFFICIALS UNHAPPY WITH UTILITY RESPONSE

 
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    (10/31/12) WESTCHESTER - State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-40th District) implored utility companies to get power restored for the thousands of customers still in the dark.

    Ball told News 12 Westchester reporter Robert Wolf that many of his constituents in northern Westchester are seniors who are in need.

    “We are not asking utilities to do a miracle; we are just asking that this is not a matter of weeks,” said Ball. “They have to make it a matter of hours or days.”

    Pound Ridge officials say all but one state road is closed and 68 utility poles have been damaged.

    “In my 30 years in law enforcement all in the NYSEG communities, it’s the worst response I’ve ever seen,” said Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan. “From pre-planning to post-event recovery, they have not been in town.”

    Ball says crews are working hard, but fears the same mistakes are being repeated that led to a lengthy power outage during Hurricane Irene.

    NYSEG told News 12 that it has to access the damage before it can put together a restoration plan. There is no word yet on when power will be restored to the community. (ARTICLE)