CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Town of New Castle Administrator Penny Paderewski released a report on Tuesday on the town's efforts of improving communication with Con Edison during storms.
Paderewski noted that she and other town officials witnessed a demonstration of new software tentatively called "Dashboard" that will allow officials and, eventually, residents to see exactly where the outages are during storms.
The program will also let officials and residents know when power is expected to come back online and what resources have been sent out to resolve the issue.
Paderewski also reminded New Castle citizens to sign up for the town's CodeRED Emergency Alert robo-call system by visiting the town's website.
The administrator also noted that Con Ed intends to train local municipal crews in identifying non-live wires so that local DPW crews can help with clearing so that restoration can start more quickly after storms.
"We look forward to that training and are waiting for notification as to when this will begin," Paderewski said in the report.
Paderewski also informed the public of news that New Castle and Greenburgh will install generators, courtesy of the Department of Transportation, that will allow many, if not all, of the town's traffic signals to function during outages.