Afternoon News Update

I’m Patrick Flood with your WRCR News, It’s Tuesday July 26th.

In Peekskill, more than 1,900 households were without electricity this morning after a night of power loss rocked the entire Lower Hudson Valley. Roughly 210 homes and businesses were without power in Rockland County, as Orange & Rockland Utilities worked tirelessly to fully restore power back to the area. At this point, electricity has mostly been restored to Peekskill and the rest of the Hudson Valley.

Rockland County’s water usage has yet to be effected by the restrictions instituted on the area last week. According to the Journal News, Rockland consumed 36.9 million gallons of water on the day the water emergency was issued; while the average water consumption for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday was 36.85 million gallons. Mandatory water restrictions include, but are not limited to, instructions on lawn watering and cleaning public sidewalks. A complete list of restrictions can be found on

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot has hit 422 million dollars after 3 months without a winner. If anyone picks the right five numbers and red Powerball number, they will become the first jackpot winner since May 7th. The 422 million dollar prize would rank as the country’s 11th largest.

The Rockland Boulders were off yesterday, but look to secure a victory today against the Sussex County Miners in Cooperstown, New York.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.