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1/3 of Rye Has No Power, Rye Mayor “Profoundly Disappointed” with ConEd

Approximately one third of Rye is without power as of Wednesday end of day. Rye Mayor Cohn Cohn remains "profoundly disappointed" with Con Ed's storm response.

Read the city communication:


From: Marcus Serrano 
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Subject: Important message from the Mayor

Tonight's storm is causing many trees to fall and power lines to fail. Approximately one-third of Rye is without power as of 7 pm. DPW is working to clear snow and fallen streets. Storm intensity is expected to abate around 9 pm and then Con Ed crews will begin dealing with fallen wires. Our DPW, and our police and fire departments are all working hard for the City. Please stay off the roads to the extent possible and TREAT ALL DOWNED WIRES AS LIVE WIRES.

Rye PD Commish Tweet

(PHOTO: While Mayor Cohn seems to prefer email, Rye PD and FD Commish Corcoran tweets this warning about the storm.)

Even before the storm, our electrical outage repair numbers in Rye had moved backwards since yesterday. The reasons are not clear. Reasons may include: repairs made and then coming undone; Con Ed discovering new information and Con Ed discovering earlier mistakes in collecting outage information. Con Ed restoration crews did return to the City today, though their work was interrupted by the weather. The City has spent a great deal of time with Con Ed, both at repair sites and on the phone attempting to expedite attention to residents' needs. We remain profoundly disappointed in Con Ed's storm response – not with that of individual repair crews, but with that of the utility as a whole.

We continue to be pleased with and proud of the efforts of our police, fire and DPW personnel.

Toronto Power

(PHOTO: Con Ed is relying on assistance from other other companies, like this one from Toronto Hydro, to fix the power outages in Rye.)

Please report electrical outage information to Con Ed ( 1-800-75-coned; www.coned.com). You may in addition (but not as an alternative) report outage information to the City so that we may advocate on your behalf.

Please use 911 for emergencies. The police non-emergency number is 967-1234. City Manager Marcus Serrano's telephone numbers are (o) 967-7411 and (c) 424-3786. His email is mserrano@ryeny.gov. I can best be reached at jcohn@ryeny.gov.

I look forward with you to the storm's end and the return of light and heat to those without.

Josh Cohn


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