Multiple hazards still exist in Briarcliff Manor as of Monday afternoon, the mayor and board of trustees said in an emergency notice today.
"There are numerous power lines down as well as limbs and branches which pose a hazard to pedestrians and vehicles," they said in a statement. "There is also snow and ice remaining from the snow storm event over the weekend and now areas of 'black ice.'"
While cleanup efforts continue, "the damage remains extensive and dangers still exist."
While Village Manager Philip Zegarelli it would be better to refrain from trick-or-treating altogether tonight, the board warns, "If you feel you must go out please use extreme caution; stay in your immediate neighborhoods; avoid driving around into other areas; and most of all, respect posted dangers…do not cross barricaded areas, do not walk near downed wires. Wear bright, reflective clothing and carry a flash light."
Zegarelli noted "has had a more damaging effect than even Hurricane Irene. The heavy, wet snow has weighed down trees many of which were in full leaf: causing enormous damage and power outages."
While "most roads are open" in the village, Zegarelli said, "Those still closed are due to wires crippled with overhanging branches or trees."
Affected areas include, but are not limited to, Pleasantville Road at Round Hill Road (live wires hanging); the Atria area of Pleasantville Road, including the downtown business district is without power; numerous portions of the tree streets; and Old Briarcliff Road.
Report power outages to Consolidated Edison at (800-75-CONED).
"There are very dangerous areas throughout the entire village where wires are still down or low hanging," said Zegarelli. "Please do NOT touch, move, walk or drive over any downed wires."
If you have storm debris, the village will pick it up from the curb, but should not be left in the street and should be kept to "manageable sizes."