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Storm leaves behind serious damage in multiple counties

August 18, 2019 01:27 PM

ALBANY - Wild weather blew through the Capital District Friday night, leaving behind a giant mess. 

The storm was so wicked, it knocked down trees and power to thousands of National Grid customers in Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Albany county. 

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The damage was evident in areas like the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, which was pummeled by a path of destruction. 

"All of a sudden there was a flash of rain and it was over in ten minutes", a resident said. 

Hours later, NewsChannel 13 found many live wires scattered across streets, trees toppled onto cars, and some even ripped from the ground. 

National Grid has been working tirelessly to fix those downed wires, restore power to those who lost it, and keep customers safe. 

Click the video to watch Jill Konopka's full report. 

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