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Snow Arrives in Pelham, Roads Closed, Trees Down

PELHAM, N.Y. – Pelham police reported a few road closures in the area due to snow. Pelham Manor police reported some downed trees. Both departments said no major accidents or outages had occurred because of the snow.

Earlier Saturday Pelham resident Eric Goche stepped out of a dance studio on Wolfs Lane with his daughter, but the two found gray skies and white snow instead of multi-colored leaves.

Goche, who has lived in Pelham for ten years, said he could not believe his eyes when he saw the snow. “I didn’t expect it to happen so soon,” Goche said.

The resident said he heard weather reports that said the snow was supposed to stay farther north and that Pelham would experience wind and rain. Goche said he cannot understand the odd weather patterns in the area the past few years.

The snow caused suspensions and delays on the MTA's Metro North Railroad lines, according to a notice on the MTA's Metro North Railroad website.

Harlem Line services are suspended from North White Plains to Wassaic because of slippery rails, downed trees and power outages. Trains on the New Haven line have been delayed up to 30 minutes because of signal issues.

Road closings, including parts of the Hutchinson River Parkway, have been reported across the county because of downed trees and power lines. Departments along the Long Island Sound Shore are reporting numerous instances of trees and tree limbs down.

Con Edison reports nearly 35,000 power outages in Westchester and says as the heavy, wet snow sits on and takes down tree limbs, additional outages may occur.

Con Edison reminds customers to remain safe as the storm continues, and avoid any downed power lines.

Customers can report downed power lines, outages and check service restoration status online by computer, cell phone or PDAs at www.conEd.com . They may also call 1-800-75CONED. When reporting an outage, have your Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether your neighbors have also lost power.

Drivers on Fifth Avenue in Pelham lowered their speeds and moved cautiously down the snow-covered street on Saturday. A few people even braved the cold to get to stores or pick up some food.

The snow did not really affect Goche’s plans for the day, as he and his daughter still made it to the dance studio. His other daughter, though, had plans to attend a party.

“But obviously that’s not going to happen,” Goche said.

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

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