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Free Overnight Parking In Two White Plains Garages Extended

City of White Plains Department of Public Works employees cleared about 150 to 200 downed trees, some of which blocked roads Tuesday.
City of White Plains Department of Public Works employees cleared about 150 to 200 downed trees, some of which blocked roads Tuesday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Free overnight parking at two city garages was extended to 8 a.m. Thursday morning, while the number of residents without power continues to grow.

The parking garages on Hamilton Avenue and Main Street, and Chester and Maple Avenue are free to park in, but all other garages and on-street parking will be subject to normal enforcement rules. The city originally made overnight parking in the two garages free until Wednesday morning.

There are 11,096 outages in White Plains, of Con Edison’s 23,854 total city customers, according to the Con Edison outage map at 6:30 p.m.

Department of Public Works (DPW) employees repairing a broken window near Westchester One Tuesday morning said the storm, which reached winds of 70 mph, blew tiles off the roof of the Ritz-Carlton of Westchester in downtown White Plains. Those tiles landed all over the city, the DPW worker said.

The shelter at Post Road School that remains open has been used by about a dozen people so far Tuesday evening.  The city anticipates people will be there again Tuesday night.

“People are welcome to stay all day and night, but we find a lot of people utilize the shelter for the overnight hours and go back to their homes during the day,” Karen Pasquale, of the mayor’s office, said.

The city Senior Center on 65 Mitchell Place is now open and the Nutrition Program will serve hot lunches and provide transportation to those who need it.  Reservations are required to participate in the Nutrition Program and can be done so by calling 914-422-1424.

All city parks remain closed until further notice, the city announced, and the White Plains Farmer’s Market on Court Street Wednesday was canceled.

The city Recreation & Parks Department’s Halloween Tricks and Treats event at Gille Park was postponed.

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