Two New York state senators from the Hudson Valley are calling for a hearing on utility companies’ response to the storm that left large portions of the Hudson Valley in the dark.
Republican senators Terrence Murphy and Sue Serino, who combined represent portions of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, say residents and local officials are demanding answers about why tens of thousands of residents continue without power four days after the snowstorm hit. Murphy, who chairs the state Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, is calling for a hearing to examine the storm preparedness and response by regional utility companies. Much of the criticism is being leveled at NYSEG and Con Edison. Town of North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas says action from the state is critical.