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Power crews work to get the lights back on

March 02, 2018 11:21 PM

The snow from Friday's storm is heavy and wet and it's causing trees to fall onto power lines and that means there are thousands of people who may be in the dark Friday night.

Crews are working as fast as they can to restore power to anyone.

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The reason for a lot of these outages is a mix of high winds and wet, heavy snow.

Crews say the hardest hit areas they've seen Friday have been Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga.

They say they're worried about the wind picking up again Friday night, but they say their crews are used to working in these conditions.

National Grid says they also use this time to educate people when wires are down.

They said of course if you see a line down on the ground, consider it live and do not touch it.

If you're using a generator, make sure you're running it outside where it's ventilated.

Four warming stations are open in Greene County. They are at the Ashland Firehouse, Tannersville Firehouse, Leeds Firehouse and the New Baltimore Firehouse.

A warming station has also opened in Fort Plain at the Harry Hoag Elementary School on 25 High Street.


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National Grid  || NYSEG || Green Mountain Power || Eversource || CenHud

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