LEWISBORO, N.Y. Lewiboro town officials say that more than 5,000 NYSEG customers remain without power as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday night and no restoration times have yet to be established by the power company. The state of emergency declared by Supervisor Charles Duffy on Saturday night remains in effect.
The Katonah-Lewisboro School District also announced that its schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 31.
Duffy declared the state of emergency after surveying the towns roads with Deputy Supervisor Peter DeLucia, and after consultations with William Dingee, head of the towns Emergency Preparedness Task Force.
"NYSEG is in the process of evaluating lines," Councilman Peter DeLucia said. "Right now they are doing repairs on substations that received substantial damage."
Dry ice and potable water are available for residents at all three town firehouses: Vista, South Salem and Goldens Bridge. The firehouses are also open as warming centers and as a place TO recharge cell phones.
"There was major damage," DeLucia said. "It was worse than Irene - not for the county as whole, but for Lewisboro, Pound Ridge and Bedford. We got socked really hard. There are giant trees down on wires. It's a serious mess."
Town officials also had bad news for trick or treaters.
"There are so many power lines down and we don't know if they are live are not," DeLucia said. "We are not recommending trick or treating."
There will be a limited staff at the town house on Monday answering calls. However, all other Lewisboro government departments will be closed.
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