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Another Storm Hits Mount Vernon

Traffic comes to a standstill on Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon as another storm hits the city.
Traffic comes to a standstill on Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon as another storm hits the city. Photo Credit: Greg Maker

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - With Mount Vernon still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, another storm hit the city Wednesday, bringing snow, rain and fog as many residents remain without power or heat.

As of 1:45 p.m., the National Weather Service reported the temperature in Mount Vernon to be 38 degrees adding there is a 100 percent chance of snow this afternoon and tonight.

Gas already is scarce in the city with cars lining up to fill up. Making matters more difficult, multiple power outages still are being reported by Con Edison across the city. The city's website said though approximately 1,000 customers had their power restored yesterday, there still are about 1,500 customers as of today without power.

Currently, residents in the Ehrbar Avenue, Rochelle Terrace and Hartley Avenue areas are experiencing continued outages due to transformers not working properly.

"Steps are currently being taken to expedite restoration not only in this area but also on Prospect, East Sidney and Darwood Avenues," a press release from the city said. "Please use extreme caution when coming upon any downed wires. The safest thing to do is to treat every wire as live. Remember, all downed wires do not belong to Con Edison. It’s always safer to be cautious."

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