Blizzard Blankets Philipstown

Lone vehicle on Rte 9

MetroNorth reports continued delays; Central Hudson reports scattered power outages in Putnam

Snow and high winds have left Philipstown with 18″ on the ground and drifts 3-4 feet high. The National Weather Service (NOAA) predicts that any remaining flurries will taper off but winds will continue throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to rise through the week reaching the high 30s by New Year’s Eve.Ã

Schools are on vacation but there are many closings, which may be found here.

MetroNorth continues to report “service changes” on the Hudson line with trains runing hourly only; service on the New Haven line is suspended and there are delays system-wide. LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and Stewart airports are closed. For additional information, including area traffic reports, click here.

Central Hudson reports power outages throughout the region, with  scattered outages in Greene and Putnam counties. Power is expected to be restored to the vast majority of customers today. If power is lost, customers may call Central Hudson’s PowerLine at (845) 452-2700 or 1 (800) 527-2714 or contact them via their website http://www.centralhudson.com/,

Visit Philipstown.info for weather and related updates throughout the day.


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4 thoughts on “Blizzard Blankets Philipstown

  1. Thanks for publishing this update – please keep it up! My wife and I are visiting family in Michigan and this would have been our first major snow storm as Philipstown residents. Anyone up on East Mountain Road get more than 18 inches? We have been told we have a micro climate up there.

    Mike

  2. Greetings from Belle River, Ontario. Seems I got out of town just in time. There are only a few inches of snow on the ground here. As I often point out when I make the 11 hour drive back home to Windsor-Essex County and people remark about how far north that must be…. it is actually only about ten miles north of Cold Spring….but some 660 miles due west…just south of Detroit, Michigan. If you doubt me….check your atlas! Stay safe…I hope one of you will ask Jeff to have a bowl of hot soup ready for me at The Foundry on Friday.

  3. It is truly amazing to me how efficient the ‘clean-up’ crews are around this neck of the woods.

    Starting with Roger Chirco who dug us out of our driveway this morning, to the road crews who kept 9D clear, the village crew who cleared every street imaginable in Cold Spring and Habitat Revival who swept away the snow from my store front.

    Thank you to everyone.

  4. Yes – I am impressed with how quickly and efficiently the streets were plowed and sidewalks shoveled…and with no salt – do my eyes deceive me?