Rockland Post Sandy: What’s Open for Essentials and Closed

How to get around and where to avoid


Here is an overview of what is open and what is closed in Rockland County from getting basic supplies to getting around. All schools in Rockland are closed through the rest of the week and a decision on re-opening will not be made until Sunday, Nov. 4. FEMA inspectors will assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy during a tour on Thursday 

Grocery stores are operational to some extent.  Here is an idea of what to expect at some of the major ones in Rockland.

These are open: Stop and Shop in Nanuet, Shop Rite in Garnerville, Shop Rite in Tallman, and Costco in Nanuet. Shop Rite in Pearl River can handle cash sales only. No perishables are being sold at the Stop and Shop in Mt. Ivy and Target in Spring Valley.

Several gas stations in the county have diesel and gas: 

  • Stony Point Food Mart, South Liberty Drive, Stony Point
  • Shell Station, Routes 45 & 202 intersection, Pomona/Mt. Ivy
  • Hess Express, Route 9W, West Haverstraw
  • Mobil Nanuet, Routes 59 & 304 intersection, Nanuet
  • Getty Mart, Route 59, Monsey

These stations have gasoline only:

  • Mobil, South Liberty Drive, Stony Point
  • Sunoco, Willow Grove Road, Stony Point
  • Four Corners Food & Gas/BP, West Railroad, Garnerville
  • Sunoco, North Main Street, New City
  • Gulfmart, South Little Tor Road, New City
  • Mobil, West Ramapo Road, Haverstraw
  • Gulf Express, Route 59, Nanuet,
  • Coatti’s Service Station, South Middletown Road, Nanuet/Pearl River
  • Gulf, North Airmont Road, Suffern

Limited bus service is running in the county. No fares are being charged on TOR and TZx today.  TRIPS is running only for ADA and emergency service. Other TRIPS service is cancelled until further notice Riders on all routes should be prepared for delays.  

TOR is running on a Saturday schedule for Route 59, 91, 92, 93, 94 and Loop 3. Route 97 is running on a weekday scheduled. TZx buses are following a Saturday schedule. For updates, check www.rocklandbus.com. For TOR and TZx information, call 845-3640-3333 and for TRIPS contact 845-364-8487.

Numerous state roads are closed due to obstructions caused by down trees and/or wires.

  • Haverstraw Road/US Route 202 in Ramapo
  • North Main Street/State Route 45 in Ramapo
  • Ramapo Road/US Route 202, Haverstraw
  • Sections of Route 303 in Clarkstown and Orangetown
  • Portions of Route 306 in Ramapo
  • Route 340 in Orangetown
  • Route 9W in Orangetown
  • South Route 9W in Clarkstown and Haverstraw
  • Union Street/State Route 340 in Orangetown

Rockland and Bergen County, NJ pharmacies are open to assist customers.

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5 Indian Rock Plaza, Suffern/Montebello, (845) 357-1500
  • CVS Pharmacy, 12 West Ramapo Road (Route 202), Garnerville, (845) 429-4749
  • CVS Pharmacy, 20 Kinderkamack Rd, Montvale, NJ, (201) 930-9010 *Open 24 hours
  • CVS Pharmacy, Bi-State Plaza Shopping Center, 216 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan, NJ, (201) 722-0932
  • CVS Pharmacy, 45 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ, (201) 529-5930
  • Stop & Shop, Pacesetter Plaza, 1581 Route 202, Pomona, Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. but closing at 5 p.m. today, (845) 354-9673
  • TruCare Pharmacy, 358 Route 202, Pomona, Open until 9 p.m., (845) 364-5300 Maple Pharmacy, 108B Route 59, Monsey, (845) 371-6464
  • Costco Pharmacy, 50 Overlook Blvd, Nanuet, Open until 7p.m., (845) 425-2088

Additionally, all Rockland County parks are closed until further notice.

RJ October 31, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Deciccos in New City is open as is the movie theater. If you know what else is open to pass time such as shopping, mall, batting cages, etc please post here.
Kelly Wormann November 01, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Does anyone know of any places offering shelter or relief to those without power. Especially since it seems many will be without for a while?
Eric Brown November 01, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Does anybody know if the palisades mall is open? And if route 45 is closed then how is the 91 bus getting through? And how do I through public transportation get to pine valley nursing home without calling a Taxi?
Robin Traum (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Kelly, Currently the only operating shelter in the county is the field house at Rockland Community College. It is pet friendly and the Red Cross is providing meals and cots. If you suffered damages from the storm, the county wants to know about it. Submit pictures of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Please include location/date/time/contact info. Send to rocklanddamages@gmail.com. Robin
J. McCarthy November 01, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Will there be dry ice distribution again tomorrow at Provident Bank Stadium? The O and R site does not give any information, and we cannot get through on their phone lines.
Joan November 01, 2012 at 03:17 AM
CVS in Pearl River is open.
jane carroll November 01, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Jane on main in pearl river is open and is kid friendly. Food for kids and adults..we have had movie night for the kids. We are having a 5k walk run from the store Friday at 10pm. We have BBQ, waffles, panninis, soups, salads, coffee and more. You are welcome to come in and use our free wifi, power up your electronics and catch up on the news, cable is working...we are at 15 n main street, 2 stores down from paint can. We have various activities for kids all week. Open 8am til around 10 pm. 845-920-1100....we are on Facebook and you can check for what's happening.
jane carroll November 01, 2012 at 11:31 AM
It was closed as of 10pm last night (we'd)
jane carroll November 01, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Kelly, I have no overnight facilities but you & your family are more the welcome to come to my store. You do not need to buy anything. Feel free to get warm, have a cup of coffee, the kids can watch movies. You can use our computer or power up your electronics as well as use our free wifi. Call if you need us845-920-1100. I am Jane and my store is Jane on main in pearl river...be well and be safe!
Jason Worob November 01, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Shoprite liquors of pearl river is open and accepts all credit and debit cards. The address is 46 north Middletown road in pearl river. 845-735-2023. We will be open until 9pm.
Siobhan O'Grady November 01, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Luigi O'Grady's in Pearl River is open as well... and they have an ice machine pumping out huge bags of ice as well if anyone needs. The best way to contact is by text b/c their phones are still down. The text # is 845-652-0166. And the Stop & Shop in New City has gas and is pretty organized.
Susan November 01, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Palisades Mall is open.
Nichola November 02, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Pearl river library is open, kids can watch movies , build Lego andake arts and crafts. There is also free wifi. Nichola.
jane carroll November 02, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Shop rite in pearl river is fully stocked again and open....
Emmett's Castle November 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Emmett's Castle at Blue Hill is now open, 285 Blue Hill Road, Pearl River (in the Blue Hill Golf Course). WIFI and power outlets for your electronic devices, plus food and drinks.
Kelly Wormann November 03, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Great thanks for the info. I am actually researching for a friend of mine since she is the one without power and it is difficult to find these things out. No local schools that have generators or power in the area of Chestnut Ridge or Pearl River are offering shelter even if it is not overnight and just a place to get warm or charge a phone? I will pass on the knowlege of the Community College and stores. Thanks again!
jane carroll November 04, 2012 at 01:15 AM
We are here and will give shelter and power for the time we are open. We will be open Sunday for brunch 10:30 til 3pm....if you and your family are in need just ask for e and we will feed you, give you power, Internet and hot drinks....Jane @ Jane on main....15 n main st pearl river ny
jane carroll November 04, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Ps Kelly, no charge
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