Rensselaer County cleaning up after multi-hazard storm

November 01, 2017 12:08 PM

Rensselaer County was among the areas impacted by the rain and wind storm affecting the area since Sunday.

Trees and power wires fell on Elmwood just off Route 7, knocking out power to some in that area. County-wide, just over 1,000 homes and businesses were without power as of around 1:30 p.m. – down from earlier. Winds could lead to more outages.

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On North Lake Avenue, part of the siding of one house was ripped off, causing the house to catch fire.

In some areas, tall trees and crippled lumber were brought down by rain and wind.

This one was really bad last night. This was the first I've seen it that hard in this area," said one man, who had a tree come down on a car he's been working on to sell for his auto operation. Mother Nature got me again."

Drivers throughout the county are urged to watch for debris in the roadway such as downed trees or live wires.

Temperatures were falling throughout the morning.


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