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Over 70 Trees Down in New Hyde Park Village Area After Sandy

Many roads impassable as crews reportedly continue to work after impact of Hurricane Sandy.

There are over 70 trees down in the New Hyde Park Village area according to village figures, with many lying on houses and property as of Wednesday afternoon.

Highway crews have been working from dawn to dusk clearing trees that are not entangled in electrical wires. In addition, many large branches have fallen and are affecting roads and property.

In an e-mail, the village said that it is making every attempt possible to clear this condition as quickly as possible.

Curbside leaf collection has been suspended but sanitation collections remain on regular schedule

Many areas of the village are still without power. LIPA has not provided any official information to the village as to their restoration schedule.

The New Hyde Park Village Hall does not have power or telephone service. The clerk’s office, village traffic court, and the building department remain closed until further notice

The New Hyde Park Fire Department remains in full operation as they had been throughout the storm.

The Western Water Authority has reported on their website (as of 10/31/2012 12 p.m.) that drinking water is still safe, but does ask that residents limit their use of water.

As power begins to be restored, residents are reminded to avoid contact with downed wires.

New Hyde Park Mayor Daniel Petruccio declared a State of Emergency in the Incorporated Village of
New Hyde Park on October 29 at 4 p.m., which remains in effect until further notice.

The village will be establishing an alternate number to call for information, but in the meantime, residents can email NHPInfo@vnhp.org or visit the web site at www.vnhp.org

According to a spokesperson from the Town of North Hempstead, town crews are in the area of New Hyde Park clearing debris and to make roads passable. There are over 300 workers throughout the town, including New Hyde Park. The town is asking residents with storm related concerns to call 311.

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