GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Power was restored to Green Island residents after a car crashed into a utility pole Monday morning and brought down power lines.
Green said she was woken out of a sound sleep by the sound of an explosion. When she got up to look out the window, she saw sparks flying.
For residents at Cornerstone, the crash outside their building was the lemon that gave them the reason to have coffee and donuts with neighbors.
For Jennifer Cole-Arno, it was a much better option that making her way up and down the darkened hallways.
The Village of Green Island is not serviced by National Grid. It has its own power authority, which works to keep the residents’ bills low.
“However, when something dramatic happens like this, it takes forever,” Cornerstone resident Barbara Castracani said.
A contractor hired by the power authority arrived while NEWS10 ABC was on the scene. Castracani said it could have been worse.
“It could have been the winter, and we’re all freezing in there,” she said. “Life’s an adventure. What can you say?”
George Street will be closed from the Green Island Bridge to Lafayette Street until repairs are complete.