Utilities’ Response to Storm at Issue for Some Officials

With about 1,200 company, contractor and mutual aid personnel out in the field, O&R says they expect to have 1,400 customers in the Rockland–Bergen area, who still have no power, back on sometime today.

Rockland’s County Executive praised O&R’s response to the first storm, but said the company’s assessment of the second storm didn’t reflect what he was hearing from others on the ground. Ed Day said that prompted the call to the governor for assistance from the New York National Guard. Day told “The Morning Show” Friday Rockland also should have been included in the governor’s state of emergency declaration…

Audio: Ed Day

One of the hardest hit areas was Ramapo, where more than two feet of snow piled up in Sloatsburg. Supervisor Michael Specht also told “The Morning Show” Friday thankfully, the town escaped any serious roof collapse issues…

Audio: Michael Specht

Over in Westchester the county executive held a press conference Friday calling for the resignations of ConEdison and NYSEG leadership teams after what he called their “inadequate response to the storms and their lack of communication.” That followed a heated clip posted on the Westchester Facebook page showing County Executive George Latimer in a conference call with the utilities…

Audio: George Latimer

Now the area is bracing for what could be a third storm heading our way tonight, though as of now it’s not expected to dump more than a few inches on the area.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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