Thousands Lose Power After Storms Slam Tri-State Area
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of people were left without power Saturday after storms slammed parts of the Tri-state area Friday night, knocking down trees and power lines.
LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports:
By late Saturday afternoon, power in most areas had been restored. In Westchester, Con Ed was reporting that most of the outages were in Ossining, where a path a destruction could be seen all the way down Route 9.
“It absolutely looked like a tornado because when I looked outside, it looked like a car wash,” said Ossining resident Neal Temple about Friday night’s storm.
Hundreds of Ossining residents were still without power Saturday afternoon. No word from Con Ed on when power there was expected to be fully restored.
PSE&G reported 4,700 customers without power with most of those outages in Burlington County. The company said tornado-like weather caused the outages, mainly in Levittown, Willingboro and the Mount Laurel area.
PSE&G expects to have everyone restored by the afternoon.
Connecticut Light and Power had only about 200 customers still without power Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, in Goshen, Orange County police received reports Saturday that a tornado touched down, but that hasn’t been confirmed by the National Weather Service.
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