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Crews Work to Restore Power Lines on Pelhamdale

UPDATE, THURSDAY, 4:45 p.m.: Pelham Police Chief Joseph Benefico said it is possible that those without power in Pelham may have it restored Thursday night.

"If all goes accordingly and we get lucky, everybody may be turned back on tonight," Benefico said. "But they're getting there."

Benefico said Con Edison crews worked Thursday on the 300 block of Pelhamdale Avenue, the 300 block of Highbrook Avenue, the 100 block of Corlies Avenue and the 200 block of Elderwood Avenue. The 100 block of Loring Avenue had power restored Wednesday night.

Crews will also work on the area of Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street and Second Avenue by Willow Avenue.

PELHAM, N.Y. – Con Edison crews began work Wednesday to restore the downed power lines on the 300 block of Pelhamdale Avenue that have kept the street closed for days after Tropical Storm Irene.

Village administrator Robert Yamuder said approximately 20 people in the village are still without power, though that number fluctuates a bit as workers repair lines.

Yamuder said that crews worked on Pelhamdale Avenue as late as 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

"The crews are out there and they're in restoration mode now that most of the streets are open," Yamuder said.

Yamuder said the power outages are scattered throughout the village, though some Pelhamdale Avenue residents are still without power.

One Ancon Avenue resident named Gene Hoeltge posted on The Daily Pelham Facebook page Tuesday that his power had been restored but his Internet and cable were still not working.

The lines on Pelhamdale supply power to thousands of people as far away as New Rochelle, including major stores like the Home Depot, according to Yamuder.

Pelham Police Chief Joseph Benefico said Tuesday that Con Edison must have a backup system in place before the workers shut down the lines on Pelhamdale Avenue. Yamuder said Wednesday that the engineers will determine how best to handle the situation.

Yamuder said Con Edison told him it hopes to have the power restored in the area by Thursday or Friday.

Are you still without power? Have the issues on Pelhamdale Avenue affected you? Comment below, on our Facebook page or on Twitter @DailyPelham .

Contact Pelham reporter Andrew Meola at ameola@thedailypelham.com.

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