Astorino: Conditions frustrating, but crews hard at work
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R-N.Y.) said while conditions may be frustrating for the more than 100,000 people still without power following Saturday's storm, crews are hard at work restoring electricity.
Astorino said he spoke with the presidents of both NYSEG and Con Edison, who told him the biggest issue in getting power back are the downed trees and other debris blocking utility poles. Calling the situation "frustrating, especially with going through Hurricane Irene two months ago," Astorino still said that he and other officials would be pushing crews along. Extra crews from out of state have also been brought in to help out.
Astorino also reminded parents to be extra careful if they're taking their children trick-or-treating tonight, as there's the danger of live wires brought down by the storm.
"Parents have to be parents tonight," said Astorino. "Know your neighborhood."