Rockland Supervisors Blast O&R Planning and Restoration Efforts

Orange and Rockland Utilities has come under fire from local and state lawmakers who are concerned about the company’s preparation for and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which blew through the county earlier this week. Rockland’s five town supervisors penned a letter to O&R’s CEO expressing their dismay and displeasure at the effort, which Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says the company needs to review what happened and report back to the public…

Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips calls the company’s seven-to-ten-day time-frame for restoring power to all of Rockland “bizarre”…

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the storm took out ten major transmission lines within the county, creating much of the chaos. Day says, however, some of the blame falls on the governor and the state Public Service Commission, which oversees utilities like O&R…

Day says area cell phone companies have also been having spotty coverage issues. He’s concerned that could create public safety hazards if not improved. Around 40,000 O&R customers still remain without power, about 15,000 in Rockland as of last night.

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