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Hurricane Sandy Update from the Supervisor

posted Nov 2, 2012, 12:07 PM by William Sweet   [ updated Nov 2, 2012, 12:07 PM by Web Master ]

Town of Tuxedo Hurricane Sandy Update


The Tuxedo Train Station is open for warmth, the use of a restroom and WIFI.  The kitchen is open and is equipped with a stove, oven and microwave for meal preparation.

However, please note that Saint Mary’s Pre-School will be conducting their program at the Train Station while they wait for power to be returned to their own facility.

Preschool hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm


The Tuxedo Park Library has been a wonderful host to those who have been without power.  I encourage you to use the facility for a change of venue, to find a good read or log onto the Internet using their free WIFI.  They also host a selection of children’s computers loaded with educational games.


I realize it’s frustrating to hear that your neighbors’ power has been restored and yours has not.  Please understand that I am in contact with Orange and Rockland several times each day and have been assured that they are working diligently on repairing the lines.  I receive updates several times throughout the day in regards to Dry Ice locations and Road Closures please call Town Hall for this information.  Below is an outline from O&R on how the repair and restoration of power is being managed.

O&R has made substantial progress repairing its transmission lines and substations. Field crews have repaired all of O&R’s 17 de-energized substations, 21 of its 27 damaged transmission lines, and 33 of its 101 downed distribution circuits. This progress is significant. Substations must be energized and the circuits repaired before restoration can continue on the distribution, or local loads.

Here are the steps to restore local load: 

·       Damage assessment on state, county and major local roads.

·       Reconstruction of the distribution system on state roads, followed by county roads. After that work is done, crews will be shifted to restoring circuits feeding critical infrastructure and services. These critical facilities include local governments whose operations provide essential services required by residents.

·       Restoration then moves onto critical infrastructure followed by the largest block of customers out of service, smaller blocks of customers and then individual customer service outages.

·       As restoration continues, site safety personnel are working to ensure public safety by securing downed wires on major roads.

·       To report an outage call

O&R’s Customer Service Phone Number is




Peter M. Dolan

Tuxedo Town Supervisor

Office: 845-351-2265    Cell# 914-260-9507