Power restored in Yonkers neighborhood shortly after News 12 report

A tree fell on top of power lines and a car, causing several homes on Hillside Avenue to lose power.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2020, 8:44 PM

Updated 1,384 days ago

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Hours after News 12 reported Yonkers residents suffering through storm-related loss of electricity, Con Edison crews restored power to the area Sunday evening.
A tree fell on top of power lines and a car, causing several homes on Hillside Avenue to lose power.
News 12 previously reported how residents were frustrated that the situation still hadn't been solved five days after Tropical Storm Isaias struck the area.
However, Con Edison crews reported to the scene Sunday evening and removed the power lines from the tree and spliced the ends together above.
"They devised a plan to give us electricity, thanks to Channel 12 News and what you've done in exposing what the residents have been going through, and we're grateful," says Charles Sayegh.
Though, Edward Valentino's car is still trapped under the fallen tree.
"Hopefully, the tree that's on top of my car will be moved hopefully by Monday, and things can get rolling back to normal," he says.

In New Rochelle, things are progressing a little slower. Power lines are still down, but there is a new presence in the neighborhood.
Residents say pole watchers have been put in place to keep people away from the fallen power lines.
Con Edison crews also removed a tree that fell in a family's yard.
Still, homeowner Nicolette Valerioti says she isn't impressed with the response time.
"I think, 'What took you so long?' They said they were ready. They texted us on the Con Ed app, like three days before the tropical storm," she says.
Meanwhile, the post-storm cleanup expected to continue throughout the Hudson Valley for the next several days as more residents wait for relief in the aftermath of Isaias.
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