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Yorktown Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Sandy

Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon, center, announced a State of Emergency to allow for emergency crews to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon, center, announced a State of Emergency to allow for emergency crews to prepare for Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A State of Emergency will go into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday in Yorktown in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

The State of Emergency restricts the use of Yorktown roads to emergency vehicles, town vehicles, utility vehicles, and essential emergency personnel only.  Supervisor Michael Grace declared the State of Emergency Sunday afternoon.

The decision was made by Grace after consulting with Police Chief Daniel McMahon and Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo.

"All unnecessary travel is prohibited," McMahon said in a news release. "This State of Emergency will allow emergency personnel to perform the essential functions necessary to clear roadways, removed downed trees and prevent injury due to any downed power lines."

The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center at 1974 Commerce St. will open as an emergency shelter at noon Tuesday. The center is for residents without electricity or heat. No pets will be allowed in the center.

According to the release, Yorktown Town Hall, Yorktown Justice Court, and the Yorktown Senior Center will be closed Monday and Tuesday. There will also be no senior outbound meals on Monday or Tuesday.

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