Icy weather knocks out power to thousands of customers

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The sleet and ice have knocked out power to many NYSEG customers in Columbia County, which got hit particularly hard by freezing rain.

NewsChannel 13 crews saw a lot of ice covering the branches, and a lot of them just came down.

When those branches come down, they are often taking power lines with them.

However, a check of National Grid’s power outage numbers on Friday evening showed nothing significant.

For the latest on the forecast and the power outages, click the links below.

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