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Mount Pleasant Hit Hard By Hurricane Sandy

Trees were down all around Mount Pleasant Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Contributed
Thirteen houses in Mount Pleasant were hit by falling trees Monday night during the height of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Contributed
Mount Pleasant was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Contributed
Trees down on power lines at Bradhurst and Astor Avenues in Mount Pleasant. Photo Credit: Andrew Meola
Memorial Avenue at Route 141. Photo Credit: Andrew Meola

VALHALLA, N.Y. - Hurricane Sandy hit the town of Mount Pleasant hard, officials said.

Several major roads across town were closed Tuesday due to downed trees and wires, and cleanup from Hurricane Sandy would be a lengthy process, Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno said Tuesday.

“I estimate a substantial amount of time - multiple days - before we’re back to normal here,” Alagno said.

More than 6,000 of the 8,000 ConEd customers in the town of Mount Pleasant were still without power Tuesday afternoon.

Thirteen houses were struck by falling trees overnight Monday in Mt. Pleasant, Alagno said, but no injuries were reported. Residents should assume that all downed wires are live and call the police headquarters at 914-769-1941 to report downed wires or trees.

The major roads that are closed include: Route 117 in Pleasantville, Route 448 in Pocantico Hills and Route 110 in Hawhtorne, as well as numerous smaller secondary roads.

Town Hall in Valhalla is open as a shelter for residents, and offers power, food and water, Alagno said.

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