Jul 28, 2014

Nyack Schools Closed Monday

O&R Reports Power Restored to 60% of Customers

Nyack Schools Closed Monday


The Nyack School District is closed Monday, Nov. 5 for all students. All staff will report to school tomorrow for Superintendent's Conference Day originally scheduled for Tuesday. School will be open for students on Tuesday if their situation improves. They will contact parents with this decision on Monday, Nov. 5

On their website, it reads:

We understand these are difficult days for our families. We are making every effort to have our schools open for our students as soon as possible. Liberty and Upper Nyack remain without power and the Clarkstown Police inform me that the town remains in a State of Emergency with thirty or more major roads blocked and many areas with downed power lines. Orange and Rockland Electric will be in our community working in areas typically traveled by students. We will be conducting our Superintendent's Conference Day tomorrow and will open school on Tuesday, November 6th for students if conditions improve. This decision will be made on Monday. We will be sending our busses out tomorrow to assess access to bus stops. 

1. All schools are closed for students tomorrow, November 5th
2. All staff will report to school tomorrow for Superintendent's Conference Day originally scheduled for Tuesday
3. School will be open for students on Tuesday if our situation improves. We will contact parents with this decision on Monday, November 5th
4. Our busses may have difficulty reaching all normal bus stops due to road closures. If you are in such an area we are instructing our drivers to pick up students at major intersections closest to the normal stops

All schools that serve as polling locations will be open for voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Read this Patch post for a look at other Rockland schools.

Outage Information/Dry Ice:

As of early afternoon Sunday, 13,348 Clarkstown customers remained without power.  The initial number of outages in Clarkstown from Hurricane Sandy was approximately 24,000. 

O&R customers can check the "Outage Map" on www.oru.com for Estimated Restore Times (ERT). Those who do not Internet access should call 1-877-434-4100 for their ERT. Clarkstown is encouraging resident to call the NYS Public Service Commission to voice their opinions about O&R at 1-800-342-3377.

Orange and Rockland will be distributing dry ice today at the Old Grand Union Shopping Plaza on Route 9W and Filors Lane in Stony Point from 3 to 5 p.m.


Rockland County and the American Red Cross continue to operate the shelter at the Rockland Community College Field House at 145 College Road in Suffern. Bedding and light snacks are available, all other personal items and medications should be brought with residents using the facility. The facility is pet friendly. The county is providing emergency based transportation for those that need to travel to the Red Cross Emergency Shelter located at RCC. Call 845-364-8747 for information.

The Congers Community Center is open today through to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Residents can use the facility to charge electronics or warm up. Those residents planning to stay overnight should bring their own water, food, medications as well as cots or sleeping bags. The Congers Community Center is located at 6 Gilchrest Road in Congers.


No transit fares are being collected on TOR, TZx and TRIPS buses through the end of service today

Public Safety And Outreach:

The Town of Clarkstown and Rockland County remain under State of Emergency declarations. 

Rockland set up a phone bank for public inquiries at 845-364-2020 (Info Rock).

In the aftermath of the storm, residents are reminded to be aware of scams and to check all utility workers' identification. Residents are also advised to use extreme caution when approached by individuals and companies offering to do storm repair work. Repair work should only be permitted by licensed contractors.

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