Severe storms topple trees, knock out power

March 08, 2017 05:43 PM

GLENVILLE - A line of severe storms is to blame for several downed trees throughout the Capital Region.

A pine tree came crashing down on a home on Governor Drive in Glenville, sending branches through the roof. The homeowner says she's trying to figure out the extent of the damage. It looks like at least one bedroom will need some renovations.

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The homeowner's fiancée, Bob MaCarevey, says he was home at the time when the storm came through the area.

"All of a sudden it was very dark and really windy and [a] crash on the roof. I hadn't even brought the dog in yet. It all happened so fast," recalled MaCarevey.

"I'm very shocked. I'm kind of upset too because both my son and daughter are coming home from college this weekend and that's my daughter's bedroom where the huge hunk of tree is resting on the roof," noted Laura Hoskin, the homeowner.

The large tree also caused some damage to the front of the home.

The gusting winds also brought down a tree along Kenwood Avenue in Delmar, right near the Bethlehem Middle School.

In all, roughly 10,000 people across the Capital Region lost power at the height of the storm.

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