January 18, 2006
Westchester County this morning activated its emergency operations center due to high winds of 45 miles per hour expected to last through 11 a.m. There were road closing throughout the county due to downed wires, trees and poles. There were scattered power outages throughout the region. Con Edison reported 16,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. Crews are working to restore power.
The county is urging people to limit their travel and not to drive over downed wires. Bee-line buses and para-transit are operating with countywide delays and detours. Westchester County Airport remains open but there are widespread cancellations. Check with your carrier for delays.
- Tappan Zee Bridge - As of 10:30 a.m. both lanes reopened.
- Saw Mill River Pkwy. - Closed in both directions between exits 27 and 29 in Mt. Pleasant due to flooding. In * New Castle, closed in both directions at Route 120. Northbound ramp exit 25 to Route 9A closed.
- Bronx River Parkway - Southbound lanes blocked at Oak Street in Yonkers/ Mt. Vernon due to tree down.
- Hutchinson River Parkway - Exit 17 North northbound North Avenue N.R.
- I684 - Exit 2 Southbound (Westchester County Airport) closed.
- Route 118 - In Yorktown both directions closed at Hanover Street in Yorktown. In Somers, closed Southbound at Granite Springs Road.
- Route 22 - In Bedford, all lanes closed at Seminary Road. Also closed in both directions at Bedford Center Road.
- Route 448 - in Mount Pleasant both directions blocked in the area of Route 117. Downed tree on Route 9 both directions north of Route 117 all lanes blocked
People are also urged to limit use of 911 to real emergencies to keep lines open.
For more information and updates on weather and road conditions, go to www.westchestergov.com.