Wind Storm Hits Capital Region, Brings Down Trees & Power Lines

Thousands of people across the Capital Region and New York State remain without power in the aftermath of a day-long wind storm that brought down trees and power lines just about everywhere.

And for some, it might be late Tuesday night before the lights are back on.

National Grid says customers in Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Saratoga and Schenectady counties are still experiencing outages.

In a lot of cases, the utility says power might not be restored until around 11 pm.

NYSEG says about 630 customers are without power in Rensselaer and Columbia counties.

Central Hudson says about 1,300 are still without service in parts of Greene County.Winds gusted as high as 60 mph, causing damage and lots of scares.

In Latham, John Bergener Jr, says a tree came down inches away from him.

At Albany International Airport, a number of people found their travel plans delayed or cancelled because of the wind.

About 100 National Grid crews were working to clean up the mess and restore power on Monday.

In Delmar, a tree fell on a house.

The roof was ripped off one of the buildings at the Rensselaer Little League Field.

County legislator Mike Stammel, a member of the Board of Directors, says they don't have insurance on that building.

And winter isn't done with us yet.

Forecasters are calling for several inches of snow to begin falling Wednesday afternoon.

Photo: WNYT


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