Power restored to Westchester homes

Utility workers are on the scene of a

Utility workers are on the scene of a fallen utility pole on Alden Avenue in Larchmont that was knocked down by heavy winds early Thursday morning. More than 200 people in the Hudson Valley remained without power Friday morning, authorities said. (Jan. 31, 2013) (Credit: Richard Harbus)

The lights finally came back on Friday night for some 160 homes in Westchester County, where the last few pockets of outages remained after an overnight storm Wednesday and Thursday.

That storm brought unseasonably warm weather, with temperatures reaching the mid-50s on Wednesday, but it also brought heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, toppling trees and power lines. About 14,000 homes and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley were without electricity during the height of the storm. On Friday morning, that number was down to about 160, with most of the outages in Bedford and Mamaroneck.

"We were under 100," NYSEG spokesman Jim Salmon said Friday morning. "But sometimes in order to make permanent repairs, you have to take out some customers temporarily."


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NYSEG restored power to the remaining homes by 7 p.m. Con Edison did not report any storm-related outages.

No heavy winds are expected this weekend, but seasonably cold temperatures and some light snow will be moving in.

Temperatures will dip into the high teens Friday night, News12 reported.

If the groundhog wants to see his shadow Saturday, he'd better get up early, because clouds will increase during the day, with a high of 29 degrees. Snow showers are expected to roll into the region late Saturday and linger into Super Bowl Sunday. Temperatures will hit a high of 34 degrees and there is a chance of a dusting of snow, according to News12.

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