Mount Kisco appears to show signs of improvement two days after being battered by Hurricane Sandy.
As of Wednesday evening, more parts of the Route 117 business corridor have lights on again. Businesses open include Frannie's Goodie Shop, the movie threater and Bellizzi. Village Social and the Mt. Kisco Coach Diner had lights on as well.
The restoration of power went all the way down to the Route 117/Route 128/Lexington Avenue retail section, as the three gas stations nearby had lights back on, along with stores.
Con Edison reports, as of Wednesday night, that the number of customers without power in Mount Kisco has dropped to around the 1,000 mark, which is a contrast to the more than 2,000 out on Tuesday. (Editor's Note: The latest Con Edison outage numbers can be found on its website).
In contrast, downtown appeared chaotic hours earlier. Firefighters had to close down South Moger Avenue for hours due to a smoky manhole spotted. Con Edison was slated to check an underground feeder cable for signs of damage. The South Moger retail strip, unlike much of the area, has its power cable buried.
Meanwhile, cars packed the Shopper's Park lot, while people could be spotted outside of a closed Starbucks trying to access its WiFi. The Mount Kisco Public Library offered a WiFi spot again, but during the afternoon - the building was packed - the service was not functional.