Update:Mayor Hanauer called to say the task force is now completing the clean up of Route 9. Their second priority will be to clean up any live wires that are down and then the third priority will be to clean up snow emergency roads. Cars that are parked illegally are being towed, he said.
The village of Ossining has declared a state of emergency until 6 p.m. tomorrow night, said Mayor William Hanauer.
The emergency team is headquarted at the police station, including ambulance, fire, DPW and Parks & Recreation crews. The town and village have also opened up the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, for anyone without heat or power. The building has a generator. There are cots and blankets and the pool will remain open, said Hanauer. There is no food though and Hanauer said he was uncertain if there will be any there later.
Hanauer recommended calling the community center before heading there to spend the night. The number is 941-3189.
There have been long stretches of power outages throughout the village though the majority have been fixed, Hanauer said. But there are still a lot of trees and cables down that are being worked on. He said the owner of Hudson Valley Motorcycles was on standby until 2 p.m. today in the event there was a need to use his ATVs to get patients or emergency personnel to Phelps hospital. Hanauer said he was proud of how well staff was working on clearing roads and making sure people are safe.
This is a really terrible and hazardous storm.