Al Jones

Westchester County Exec: We Have A Crisis On Our Hands

March 08, 2018 - 5:20 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The nor'easter than pummeled the area on Wednesday has left thousands in the dark.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is faulting utility companies for not being better prepared as 300,000 customers are without power in the Garden State.

Around 1,000 people are still without power in Westchester. Many residents have been in the dark for almost a week since the first nor'easter that hit last Friday.

"We have a crisis on our hands," Westchester County Executive George Latimer told 1010 WINS. 

Heavy, wet snow caused trees to fall onto power lines - and two huge pine trees are still on the street. In fact, one tree has been down and blocking Macy Road since last Saturday.

Chappaqua resident John told Al Jones being without power for a week is hard on his marriage. "Being in a hotel room with your wife all alone - she wants to kill me and I can understand that."

Con Ed is tell residents to hang in there and that they should have power restored by the weekend.