FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2022
City of Kingston Storm Response Update
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to report that the remaining 300 power outages in the City of Kingston will be mostly restored today. Power outages remain in the hardest hit area where individual electric services were damaged.
“I want to thank all of Central Hudson’s line and tree crews who have worked for the past 30 hours to get a majority of our City’s electricity turned back on,” said Mayor Noble. “As of this morning, all roads in Kingston are open. Though all streets are now accessible, some may be one lane only or have other obstacles, so we urge caution while driving in and around these affected areas.”
Today, City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works will be working with County and State tree-clearing crews in the impacted neighborhoods. When this work is occurring, generally on a block-by-block basis, traffic will be detoured to allow crews to do their work.
Mayor Noble wishes to thank our Public Works staff who, now for the second time this year, have willingly and professionally assisted our residents in their greatest time of need.
- The travel restriction will be lifted at 8:00am Friday, July 15, however, residents are urged not to drive around barricades or cones, as hazardous conditions exist beyond those devices. Please give our staff the space to work safely.
- City offices will be operating on normal summer schedule today.
Parks and Recreation:
- The Hudson River Brickyard Trail will remain closed through Friday, due to a number of trees across the trail
- Cornell Park will remain closed today due to tree damage.
- All other Parks and Recreation facilities will be open.
- The Children’s Day Parade will go on as scheduled, kicking off at 6:00pm.
- Yard waste and brush will be collected to the best of DPW’s ability over the next couple of weeks.
- Central Hudson will be distributing dry ice from 10am-12pm today at Kingston Plaza Herzog ball field today for anyone without power.