J'Nelle AgeeOct 30, 2017, 12:31 pm

High winds, rain across Lower Hudson Valley leave residents without power

Katonah-Lewisboro district cancels school Monday due to outage

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CROSS RIVER — Residents across the area started their day dealing with power outages, down trees, and even school cancellations after an overnight storm swept through Westchester and Rockland counties Sunday into Monday.

Thousands of residents in Briarcliff Manor, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Nyack and Cross River have been dealing with the repercussions from the storm. Residents say it's a bit bizarre bad weather always happens around Halloween and around the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

"I think it's kind of weird because, then also a couple of Halloweens before, like, we had the snow storm and then we had Sandy land on the same time," said New City resident Rainey Yimbo

A fallen tree between Hickory Road and Cypress Land in Briarcliff Manor closed off a residential street. Officials from the village's Department of Public Works say they are waiting for Con Edison to respond to the scene to deal with the live wires before they remove the tree.

The strong winds and heavy rain caused roadblocks for drivers Monday morning. Down trees and closed streets have been reported in both Yonkers on Warburton Avenue and in Mount Vernon near South 3rd Avenue.

In Nyack, downed trees are causing headaches for residents as closed streets caused residents to find alternative detours.

In Cross River, street lights are not working and outages are occurring all over town. School officials from the Katonah-Lewisboro School District cancelled school after four of the five schools in the district reported loss of power.

According to Con Edison's website, thousands of customers are still experiencing outages and they expect power to be back on by Monday afternoon.

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