Rockland is digging out of yesterday’s blizzard, with up to two feet of snow on the ground in some areas and some power outages scattered around the county and throughout O&R’s service area. Clarkstown supervisor George Hoehmann says even though the main roads might appear to be passable, the best bet still is to stay home so it’s easier for the town to get the roads completely clear…
The State of Emergency enacted by the county yesterday banning travel on all county and local roads for all but essential business has been lifted as of 7:00 AM this morning. Around 1,290 O&R customers were without power yesterday. The largest single outage occurred when a broken utility pole on Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey knocked out power to approximately 670 customers yesterday afternoon. O&R’s overhead line crews, tree removal experts and emergency response team have cut that number to 60 customer still remaining without power as of this morning.
For the local school districts, East Ramapo is closed for a snow day today. Clarkstown is all-remote today, though the Felix Festa Middle School’s A-School Schedule is remote through Thursday due to a positive COVID case reported in a student reported Saturday. Other districts that are remote today include Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown, Suffern Central, and it’s code “Orange” in North Rockland, which means it’s all-remote. BOCES is also full remote and adult education programs are cancelled.
For RCC and Dominican, on-campus classes are cancelled. Students should check with their teachers for instructions regarding remote class sessions. All classes at St. Thomas Aquinas are remote.
TRIPS and TOR bus services are cancelled today due to hazardous road
conditions. Visit www.rocklandbus.com.