Route 9W Traffic Still Detoured Due To Downed Poles And Wires

Route 9W closed near Route 304 since 8:30 a.m.


Traffic continues to be detoured off Route 9W between Routes 303 and 304 while repair work continues to restore power.  A tree fell around 8:30 a.m. knocking down two poles and about 100 yards of wire.  Orange & Rockland spokesman Michael Donovan said the repairs should be completed by 5 p.m.

In the meantime traffic is very heavy along the Causeway, Congers Road and other alternates to 9W and Clarkstown police are directing traffic.

Donovan said five customers are still without power in the vicinity of 437 Route 9W. He said, “It’s a hard place to repair,” because it is on a curve just south of the 9W and Route 304 intersection. Originally, 950 customers lost service and all but five had it restored within an hour. 

As of 5 p.m., westbound traffic on Lake Road/Congers Road was backed up from Ridge Road in New City to 9W in Congers. eastbound traffic is backed up to Stonewall Lane, which is the first residential street on Lake Road after the causeway.

According to the traffic map, traffic on Route 303 is very slow.

As of 7 p.m. traffic is still backed up severely on Lake Road in Congers. 

As of 9 p.m. traffic is no longer backed up in Congers

Ken McQuade December 04, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Congers was a real mess today made worse by the closing of Old Haverstraw Rd.
Ken McQuade December 05, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Laura, I knew from the start it was going to be months for this project. I am not going to complain about the road being closed because I'm the one who has begged the town to replace the clogged culvert for over 20 years. Everytime we get 3" or more rain my property and basement along with the old celery farm behind my home floods out. I kind of like living on a dead end street. Its cleaner no litter at the very end. Its safer no speeders flying down trying to avoid delays on 303. It just makes going to town a bit of a project. I believe the end is in sight.


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