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Piermont: Curfew Remains for Wednesday Night

Piermont will again have a curfew from 6 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Thursday as the village continues to clean up from Hurricane Sandy. South Orangetown Schools are canceled through Friday.

Piermont Mayor Chris Sanders said Piermont will have a curfew from 6 p.m. this evening until 5 a.m. Thursday morning as the village continues to work to clean up from Hurricane Sandy.

"We are trying to keep safety in mind," Sanders said. "It will be dark and there is still a lot of debris around. I don't want anybody to get hurt. Given the emergency responders here and in all of the river villages are overextended, I don't want them to have to make multiple hospital runs and not have coverage if more people get hurt."

Piermont is still in a state of emergency and most village streets are still closed. 

"We are starting the recovery and cleanup and we don't want people to put emergency service workers at risk," Piermont Police Chief Michael O'Shea said.

"We're trying to keep people off the roads," Sanders said. "There's not much we can do. We have a lot of people wandering around. I'm not sure how many are residents and how many are here checking out property, their boats. But we are trying to get work done."

O'Shea asked that residents continue to report suspicious incidents at 359-0240 or call 911 in emergencies. 

"We've got people in the marinas at three or four in the morning and it's dangerous and we want to protect life and property," O'Shea said. "To help us do that, we need people to say something if they see something."

He also added that some residents and business owners are putting debris in the streets as they clean up and that they are interfering with emergency services by doing so.

"It is of the utmost importance that we keep roads as clear as possible," O'Shea said. "We are still answering emergency calls. We are asking residents as they clear debris, keep it off the street."

Check back with Patch for more on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Piermont and the surrounding area. 

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