Severe weather pummels Capital Region

August 07, 2019 11:15 PM

Severe weather blew through the Capital Region on Wednesday, causing damage and knocking out power.

NewsChannel 13 crews saw a number of trees down throughout the area. Thousands of customers lost power.

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On Maple Avenue in Tory near the intersection of Spring Street, trees lined the entire street. 

"We went inside and within a matter of a minute turned around an all of these trees were down and it just completely blocked the road," said resident Kate Bishop. "Most damage we've ever seen in 25 years here."

A tree there also fell onto a truck with a trailer. A contractor was doing work on a home on Maple Avenue when the storm rolled through. 

"It started raining a little bit and then heavier and heavier so we took cover on the porch, it started coming on the porch sideways like a fire hose," said Steve Hipwell whose truck was under the tree. "We hear lke a big crack pop and saw the tree come right down on the truck and the trailer at the same time and it just did this big bounce thing."

To see some of the damage watch the video of Emily DeVito's story.

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