National Grid prepares for weekend storm

National Grid is preparing for a storm that is expected to bring rain and high winds to the Capital Region this weekend.

The power company is implementing its comprehensive emergency response plan. The plan includes using outside resources and pre-staging crews in areas expected to be the most affected.

If you experience a power outage, contact National Grid. The company is also reminding people to never touch downed power lines. If you see a downed line, call 911 or National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.