Residents in Scarsdale need to avoid Cooper Road, Auten Rieth Road and Drake Road, where tree limbs are down and blocking the roadways. Eric Gerringer, deputy superintendent for public works, said the highway department will remove limbs on Cooper and Auten Rieth by around 5 p.m. Con Edison needs to respond to Drake Road, where there is a power outage as a result of the fallen tree limb.
“We’re keeping up so far. If the winds continue to develop and become a problem, there will be more outages,” he said.
Tuckahoe Mayor Steven A. Ecklond is reporting no major effects of Sandy at 4 p.m. in the village. “Right now, it’s light rain. The winds seem to be moderate at this point. We’ve had a couple of fairly large gusts. We’ve had some tree limbs come down in the past couple of hours. We’re bracing for the brunt of the storm in the next six to 10 hours,” he said.
Leaders in the villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville had a conference call with the Town of Eastchester’s supervisor’s office this morning to coordinate police and fire activity, Ecklond said. Police are working 12-hour shifts.
Tuckahoe will send resident’s to Eastchester’s Lake Isle if they need emergency shelter since there is a large generator there to provide power. Eastchester also has power at a building at Haindl Field on Rascingo Drive and Burnham Road if power goes out, Ecklond said. “We’re in very good shape. We’ve prepared well,” he said.
A Con Edison representative lives in Tuckahoe and is community with the village. “We have a great liason with Con Ed for when our power goes down,” he said, adding ruefully, “We’re becoming good at this, unfortunately.”
In Bronville, police are reporting a tree falling across Metro-North tracks between the Bronxville and Tuckahoe stations, but train service is already suspended.
In Eastchester, the highway department reports keeping up with falling branches and trees.