Late Wednesday morning, the Rockland County Fire & Emergency Services staff and representatives of towns and villages participated in a webinar with the National Weather Service that did not bring good news for Rockland residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. According to the NWS, the Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for the county forecasts three to six inches of snow with periods of heavy snow and winds from 40 mph with peak gusts of 60 mph.
The prediction was for the inclement weather, which is already in the county to be at its height at 7p.m. tonight and end about 4 a.m. on Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory ends at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, O&R and other utility continue to work on restoring power. The total number of outages in Rockland as of late Wednesday morning was 6,800 customers.
In Clarkstown there were still 1,851 customers without power. The largest number – 1,315 - was in New City, followed by 467 in Valley Cottage and 69 in West Nyack.
In Orangetown, the total number of outages was 1,034. Pearl River had the most out 650, followed by Tappan 146 and Sparkill 132. Nyack still had 58 outages, Blauvelt had 36, South Nyack had six, Orangeburg and Palisades had two each, Piermont and Upper Grand View had one each.
Clarkstown reported 10 roads remained fully closed and 11 were partially closed as of noon today. The 10 roads that have fully closed sections have downed wires except for Cherry Hill, which has a damaged utility pole and transformer.
- West Nyack- Cherry Hill at Route 59
- Congers – Dr. Davies at Austin Douglas Way and two locations on New York Avenue
- Valley Cottage – Tow locations on Ridge Road
- New City – Evergreen Lane, Johnson’s Lane, Joyce Drive and Shady Brook Lane
The 11 partially closed roads have wires that need repair.
- New City – Alan Court, Carolina Drive, Jennifer Drive, and Lynne Drive
- West Nyack – Heather Lane
- Valley Cottage – Helene
- Congers – Lakewood Drive, Massachusetts Ave, New York Ave, and South Harrison Ave
- Second Ave was also listed but no hamlet was named.