Town Offices Will be Closed Tuesday, March 14 STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED – SNOW EMERGENCY

Town Offices Will be Closed Tuesday, March 14 STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED – SNOW EMERGENCY

Town Offices Will be Closed Tuesday, March 14

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Westchester County and the Town of Bedford from midnight tonight through late Tuesday night.  As Chief Executive Officer of the Town, I am declaring a state of emergency effective midnight tonight through midnight Tuesday.   Depending upon conditions, the state of emergency may be extended.  Vehicles are prohibited to be parked on Town streets throughout the state of emergency.   This prohibition is to enable our road crews to clear snow.

Town offices will be closed tomorrow, March 14 in light of the forecast for a major winter storm for our area.

We are prepared with road crews, police and other emergency services.   The National Weather Service forecasts snow mainly after 10 PM tonight and continuing through late Tuesday with scattered snow showers possible Wednesday morning.  The snow may be heavy at times with accumulation of up to two feet.  With gusts as high as 39 MPH, there also is the possibility of downed wires and power outages.   If you need to use the roads, please exercise extreme caution and give yourself extra time to get where you need to go.

Please note that the American Red Cross has notified us that assistance may be available should you need it.   Please click on AMERICAN RED CROSS GREATER NY – PREPARING FOR WINTER STORM & RED CROSS SAFETY TIPS.

Be safe – do not approach any downed wires.  To report power outages, downed lines, utility poles or damaged equipment, for NYSEG call 800-572-1131 or online at nyseg.com/outage and for Con Edison 914-921-6359 (electric) and 914-921-3720 (gas).  You also may wish to contact us at 666-7669.   We also have been coordinately closely with NYSEG and Con Edison should power outages occur and they activate their storm damage assessment reporting systems.  Our objective is to respond quickly and effectively to the situation.

Should you have any concerns please e-mail me at supervisor@bedfordny.gov or call me at 666-6530.

 

Chris Burdick, Supervisor

 

 

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