Orange and Rockland issued a Halloween safety warning Wednesday morning.
According to O&R, in addition to wires still on the ground, there are wires that are damaged or hanging low that could pose a threat to trick or treaters.
According to the statement: "O&R urges you and your family to exercise extreme caution when traveling outside. Thoudsands of broken wires caused by Hurricane SAndy are lying on the ground, hanging low, hidden beneath leaves or in contact with fences and other structures."
O&R is advising that trick or treating be limited to daylight hours. .
O&R asks that residents report any downed wires they see by calling 1-877-434-4100 an stay at least 50 feet away.
In its most recent update, O&R reported service had been restored to 15,000 customers. A total of 225,000 customers have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy, with the company projecting most to have power back within 10 days.
O&R is still focusing on restoring 27 transmission circuits and 17 substations that were badly damaged by the storm, with remaining crews addressing 101 distribution circuits taken down by wind and falling trees. The company also has site safety crews out to deal with downed wires that are still live.
O&R's outage map can be found here.
For more from Patch on O&R's response to Hurricane Sandy:
- UPDATE: O&R: All Hands on Deck for Hurricane Sandy
- O&R Prepares For Storm As Severe As Irene
- O&R Declares Storm Watch As Severe Weather Approaches