Astorino Asks People To Stay Inside During Nor'easter

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Westchester residents clean snow off their cars before heading home Wednesday.
Westchester residents clean snow off their cars before heading home Wednesday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Roads are slippery as snow continues to fall in Westchester into Wednesday night, and County Executive Rob Astorino asks residents to err on the side of caution during the nor’easter and remain inside Wednesday night.

The Westchester County Emergency Operations Center remains fully activated, as it has been since opening in response to Hurricane Sandy.

“The same rules that applied to Sandy apply to this storm,” Astorino said. “I urge residents to use common sense and err on the side of caution. Sandy claimed three lives in Westchester, and every precaution should be taken to ensure public safety. It’s best to stay indoors tonight. Any residents who remain without power should consider taking shelter with friends or relatives or in their local community warming shelter.”

Increased manpower from Consolidated Edison and New York State Electric & Gas from outside of the county will help to restore power in Westchester during the nor’easter. Additional manpower will come from county Department of Public Safety officers, who are working 12-hour shifts for emergency responses on county parkways and in local municipalities as needed.

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Why don't you take mass transit?

684 was a disgrace last night. The roads were covered with ice. Cars were spun out all over the highway. They knew this storm was coming. WHY DIDN'T THEY SALT THE ROADS BEFORE THE STORM? It took me 5 hours...from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm... to drive from White Plains to Exit 8 on 684.

It is easy to say not to go out if you are already home but everyone needs to GET HOME SAFELY. I don't think that for the $14,000 annual taxes that I pay it is too much to ask to get a safe drive up 684 so that I can earn enough money to pay these taxes.

I am furious. IT IS ONLY NOVEMBER! How are we going to fare for the next 3 months if this is the service that we are given?

On a more positive note, the NS Ambulance Corp. and its volunteers did an amazing job, like always, during the storm. I had a much easier time last night navigating the roads in North Salem than I did on 684.

So many of us are FURIOUS over this.
What happened last night was unacceptable and someone needs to be held accountable!!!!!