From the Mayor's Desk
When I saw how substantial the snow was falling on Friday; particularly combined with high winds, I knew it was just a matter of time before we would have extensive power outages in the Park. I reached out to O&R and turned up my heat because I knew we would need it if we lost power. Pepperidge Road was fortunate enough not to lose power, but many of you were not.
Equally frustrating is calling O&R to report outages only to be passed from one extension to the next, and then to be told that there is no record of your earlier calls. Fortunately, most of you have your power back on now but some of you still don’t. Please know that we are working hand in hand with O&R to get 100% of the homes back on line today.
The Mayor and Police have a direct line to O&R executive management and the Police are the best source for updates. Last evening, we were still dealing with considerable damage to lines from trees down. 4 crews, 2 supervisors, and 3 range assessment teams were in the Park through the weekend. As of this morning, our police were diverting repair units to individual areas and homes that are still affected.
We plan to meet with members of the O&R to assess what happened during the storm and why some areas were out, and others not. Acting upon our findings, we will be able to reduce the number of annual outages.
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