This story was updated at 8:30 p.m.
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – More than 1,000 residents in Ossining and Briarcliff Manor lost power Tuesday evening while police and road crews scrambled to clear roads after rain and high winds rip through the area.
Briarcliff Manor and Ossining residents reported tree limbs and power lines down on Dale Avenue, Underhill Road, Central Avenue, Croton Avenue and Route 9A, police said Tuesday evening. Road crews and police were dispatched to the calls Tuesday afternoon but representatives with both police departments said there were no major accidents or injuries related to the storms. Hundreds of Ossining residents were without power when a tree limb snapped and downed a major power line running along Route 9A.
In total, more than 1,000 people in Briarcliff Manor and Ossining were without power Tuesday night, according to Con Edison reports.
“We have a number of tree limbs and power wires down,” said Lt. Michael McElroy with the Village of Ossining Police Department. “It’s going to take a while to get them all cleared. We’re thinking it’s going to be a busy evening.”
Customers in the area are asked to contact Con Edison to report downed power lines, outages or service restoration status using the company website or call 1-800-752-6633.
“Depending on the severity of storm damage, crews will give priority to restoring service lines that will provide power to the most customers as quickly as possible, then move on to restore smaller groups and individual customers who are without power,” a Con Edison representative said in a press release.
Con Edison officials offered several safety tips for residents during the storm like staying away from downed electrical wires, disconnecting all appliances in the case of a power outage until service is restored and checking weather updates regularly.