UPDATED at 2:45 p.m.
YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Power was restored Thursday to dozens of businesses in Yorktown Heights nearly three days after being shut down by Hurricane Sandy.
Many Commerce Street, Triangle Center and Underhill Avenue business have reported a return of power, including Turco's, 7-Eleven, and Southside Grille & Inn.
The Jefferson Valley Mall has also regained power and re-opened.
Despite the business openings, more than 10,000 Yorktown residents are still without power.
An estimated 5,355 of the 6,463 NYSEG customers, and 5,935 of the 8,173 Con Edison customers served in Yorktown are without power as of 2:45 p.m. Thursday, down from 5,971 and 6,099 earlier in the morning, according to outage maps.
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An estimated 5,971 of the 6,463 NYSEG customers, and 6,099 of the 8,173 Con Edison customers served in Yorktown are without power as of 5 a.m. Thursday, down from 6,461 and 5,919 Wednesday, according to outage maps.
Officials with NYSEG and Con Ed could not determine Thursday morning when customers could expect power restoration.
“Our work is going to take considerable time – it is going to be a long duration event, particularly in the hardest-hit areas – but we are confident in our people and our plan,” said NYSEG officials in a press release. “We understand that being without power is inconvenient for our customers, and our goal is to restore service safely and as quickly as possible.”
More than 165,000 customers out of 348,198 total customers served by Con Ed in Westchester are out of power as of 5 a.m. Thursday, down from more than 180,000 customers Wednesday morning. More than 28,637 customers out of 32,524 total customers served by NYSEG in Westchester are out of power as of 5 a.m. Thursday.
The previous record number of storm outages in Con Edison territory occurred in 2011, when Hurricane Irene caused about 203,000 customers to lose service, according to the release.