Power outage causes school delays in Montebello

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MONTEBELLO -

A number of homes were without power, and the start of school was delayed in Montebello because of downed power lines today.

O & R officials say a fallen branch likely caused wires to burn on Montebello Road around 6 a.m.

About 230 customers in Montebello and Airmont were initially without power.  The number is now down to about 25.

Suffern Middle School and Montebello Elementary School opened on a two-hour delay.

Power is expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m..

Police say traffic was backed in in the area around Hemion Road and Route 59 in Airmont.

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