Larchmont Fire Causes Power Outages, Blocked Roads

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Officials closed traffic to vehicles as well as pedestrians on Boston Post Road Monday. Photo Credit: Chaya Babu

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- A transformer fire on Alden Road on Thursday morning has caused power outages in the surrounding area and Boston Post Road to be closed to traffic between Weaver Street and Chatsworth Avenue. 

In a message to residents, Mamaroneck Town Administrator Steve Altieri said that there has been serious damage to electric wires and poles due to fallen trees and asked everyone to please avoid the area. 

"As a result of the damage Con Edison will be shutting down electric power along the Boston Post Road between Chatsworth Avenue and Richbell Road," Altieri said. "Homes in the area of Alden Road, Howell Park and the apartments may also lose power as well."

At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, repair crews were at the scene beginning to work on the power lines, and police were present, closing the road to pedestrian traffic as well. 

The damage caused a small electrical fire and a power outage at the nearby Mamaroneck Central, and students were dismissed at 11 a.m. There was a partial power loss at the Hommocks School, but the day proceeded as normal with the help of a generator.

Altieri said it is unclear at this time how long traffic and power disruptions would last. In the case of loss of power, notify Con Edison at 1800-75ConEd.

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