County Center opens as warming center amid storm recovery

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WHITE PLAINS -

The Westchester County Center is open as a warming center for those still dealing with the effects of Friday's nor'easter.

People there can get a cup of hot coffee, charge a phone and keep warm for a few hours.

Authorities called on Con Edison and NYSEG Monday as thousands of homes were still without power following Friday's storm.

As of Monday night, more than 33,000 Con Edison customers and nearly 15,000 NYSEG customers were in the dark county-wide.

"The county executive is calling on both companies to bring in more crews and have workers around the clock to restore power to the people of Westchester," said Director of Operations Joan McDonald.

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"The county executive is calling on both companies to bring in more crews and have workers around the clock to restore power to the people of Westchester," said Director of Operations Joan McDonald.

The County Center will open Tuesday at 10 a.m. and offer free movie screenings for children and families impacted by the power outages.

Both Con Edison and NYSEG say power should be restored sometime on Tuesday.

Con Edison says it has more than 1,000 crews working nonstop to try and restore power.

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