LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Some power is finally being restored to Lewisboro, nearly five days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out electricity to virtually the entire town.
On Thursday evening, power came back on to parts of Cross River, including the Orchard Square shopping center and the Shell gas station on the corner of Routes 121 and 35.
“They were taking deliveries at DeCicco’s Market [in Orchard Square] like you have never seen before,” said Supervisor Peter Parsons. “John Jay High School and Middle School are up and running, as is the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps building. In South Salem, the Horse and Hound is up and running, and the Lewisboro Library and Town House are back on line.”
The library will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday and then resume regular hours for next week.
Parsons said the town is making “significant progress” clearing the roads.
“The Highway Department is working all hours,” he said. “NYSEG is directing them where they can and can’t remove trees. They’ve brought in tree service companies to help out.”
Parsons said some of the lake areas, such as Lake Truesdale and Lake Kichawan, are still not clear. He said he believed the Lake Katonah area would be cleared by Friday afternoon.
“I am feeling better about things than I was 24 hours ago,” he said. “I not getting ready to rip someone’s head off.”
Parsons said the Town House and three fire houses have a limited supply of dry ice and bottled water, which are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. People should call to check first. Those places are also available as warming stations.
Here’s a list of other closings and postponements resulting from the blackout:
- Katonah-Lewisboro District schools have been closed all week, but officials anticipate they will reopen Monday. SATs have been rescheduled until Nov. 17. The Increase Miller Elementary tag sale this weekend has been canceled. Parent conferences for next Tuesday have been canceled. The district has also suspended all sports throughout the weekend.
- Town parks and fields are closed throughout the weekend.
- The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ silent auction and casino night at Waccabuc Country Club has been postponed from this Saturday to Nov. 17.
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