[UPDATE] Over 700 Lose Power Locally; Road Closures

Severe weather leaves hard impacts in several parts of town.

UPDATE, 7:55 a.m., Wednesday: Data, as of 7:46 a.m. shows 494 customers in New Castle still without power and the number at 22 in Mount Kisco, according to Con Edison. Full restoration time for New Castle is projected for tonight at 11 p.m., while no time is given for Mount Kisco.

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m.: Parts of several roads in town were closed Wednesday, according to police. They included Whippoorwill Road (at Stornowaye), Tripp Street, Taylor Road (at Annandale Road), Evergreen Lane and Hardscrabble Road.

Route 117 (near Old House Lane) which was also closed, was reopened, police said.

UPDATE: 9:53 p.m.: The outage total has risen to 720 for New Castle and 23 for Mount Kisco, Con Edison reported as of 9:46 p.m. Wednesday. A 4 a.m. estimated restoration time is given for New Castle but no time is given for Mount Kisco.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m: Police announce that Whippoorwill Road, at Stornowaye, closed due to transformer fire on pole. Fire department has responded.

ORIGINAL STORY, 6:25 p.m.: More than 500 customers were left without power in New Castle, coming after severe Tuesday whether, according to outage data from Con Edison.

The tally, as of 6:16 p.m., is at 52 customers, with estimated full restoration time at midnight, according to the data. Mount Kisco, meanwhile, has just one reported outage.

The hardest hit areas, as of this intial report, include the vicinity of Route 133 near Bradley Farms Road (132 out), downtown Chappaqua around Bischoff Avenue and Castle Road (more than 60 out), and Breckenridge Road (43 out).

Fast winds could be seen Tuesday amid clouds and rain. A tornado watch was issued earlier by the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, New Castle police announced, via an online Nixle alert, that Route 117, at Old House Lane, is closed because a downed tree has blocked the lanes. Police encourage people to report outages by dialing 1-800-75-CONED and downed trees and/or wires at 911 or 914-238-4422.

For the latest outage data, click here for Con Edison's site.


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