Severe storm zaps power from thousands

November 01, 2017 12:08 PM

There were only about 500 power outages in Schenectady County. In Albany and Saratoga counties, there were around 3,500 each.

Police say a man didn't see the already downed tree and that's how he flipped his Subaru Forester on the slippery Rosendale Road in Niskayuna before dawn Monday morning.

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Police say he climbed out on his own and headed to Ellis Hospital to be checked out.

Over the Rexford Bridge, still in Niskayuna, Glencliff Elementary was one of the schools closed on Monday because it didn't have power.

In parts of Burnt Hills and Ballston, the streetlights and traffic signals were out for a time, making intersections dangerous.

A tree branch had fallen onto a power line on Route 50. A National Grid crew turned the power back on by 5:30 a.m.

National Grid was also busy in Saratoga County on Newcastle Road in Clifton Park, after a tree fell around 2 a.m. and got tangled up in wires.

On Curry Road extension in Guilderland, two utility poles snapped. Around 250 people were without power – including the Wildwood School, which closed.

On Hubbs Road in Jonesville, a tree fell onto a utility line. It didn't knock out power, but it still closed the road.

In chatting with a Jonesville Fire chief, he told NewsChannel 13 his main concern for the day was the leaves blanketing the roads – and people speeding through and slipping on them. Something to think about, as the cleanup continues.

The NewsChannel 13 First Warning Weather team is keeping an eye on a storm that's brought heavy rain and is still bringing high winds to the Capital Region. They warn the winds could cause potential power outages in some spots.

Click here for the latest First Warning forecast.

Download the NewsChannel 13 First Warning Weather app here, so you can stay informed.

Track the storm on our Interactive Radar here.

Power outage info:

National Grid power outages || Green Mountain Power outages || NYSEG outages || Eversource power outages


WNYT Staff

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