Editor's Note: The following was submitted by the City of Peekskill.
At a press conference today, Mary F. Foster, mayor, City of Peekskill, advised the media that city services are being carefully coordinated for the storm and cautioned residents to stay off the roads. The Mayor's main concern is high winds which are anticipated to pick up in the late afternoon. Here are some highlights of what she said:
- Crews are out now and will be out throughout the storm.
- Crews are working on 16-hour shifts to keep streets and sidewalks clear-City DPW crews are addressing conditions on 110 line miles of city streets.
- A parking ban is in effect on city streets unless otherwise marked; vehicles in violation will be towed.
- Garbage pickup in the Downtown area tonight is postponed; Saturday garbage drop-off at the City Garage is cancelled-For power outages, please call ConEd 1-800-75-CONED
- Also please report outages, downed wires and limbs to the police department (914) 737-8000-Call 9-1-1 only for emergencies
- If there are multiple power outages, the City will open a warming center-Emergency kits with flashlights, warmers, hand sanitizers, and blankets, were distributed to homebound seniors-Meal delivery to the city's homebound seniors will continue-Use care shoveling, take it easy.
- Lincoln Parade scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled; the dinner has been postponed-Eaglefest at the Waterfront has been moved to Sunday
- Metro-North is adding additional trains early afternoon, but won't guarantee service after 5pm.
Mayor Foster also urged residents to check in on each other, and stay connected. She asked residents to charge laptop computers and wireless devices to follow news reports. The city will provide regular updates should the storm worsen.