With power still out in some homes, Con Ed offers dry ice in New Rochelle on Friday


Richard Wheeler

Small pellets of dry ice sublimating in air.

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by County Legislator Terry Clements.

Con Edison will be distributing dry ice at two Westchester County locations Friday, for those who are without power from the outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

Distribution locations are:

  • Yorktown Food Emporium, 355 Downing Drive, Yorktown Heights
  • New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave., rear parking lot, New Rochelle

The distribution will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. or until supplies run out. A mobile information center with workers available to answer customers’ questions is at each location until 9 p.m.

Instructions for safe handling and disposal of dry ice are printed on the bag containing the ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and should be used only in well-ventilated areas. A reminder: children and pets should be kept safely away from dry ice.

The company is following safety guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the state, the city and the county for COVID-19, and asks customers to practice social distancing while waiting with others and speaking with Con Edison representatives. That will help ensure that everyone remains safe during the health crisis.

For additional information or questions, customers can call 1-800-752-6633 or visit www.coned.com.