Second round of storms leaves thousands without power in Capital Region
July 30, 2019 02:28 PM
NewsChannel-13 spent a good part of the day in Schenectady County as people cleaned up from the storms that rolled through Monday night. Over 1,300 homes were without power as the day begn.
Power was also out in portions of Albany, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
In Rotterdam, Bayberry Rd. in the Colonial Manor subdivision was hardest hit. Power was finally restorned around noon after crews from National Grid, Altec, BHI Energy and Lewis Tree Service worked for much of the morning.
"I heard the sirens and the thunder and the lightning," said Caroline Garhartt of Rotterdam. "The thunder was unbelievable."
Ron Miller and his 11-year old grandson Noah removed branches from their front yard before 8 a.m. and said they saw a minivan try to drive over downed wires last night.
"I'm just glad the storm's over," said Noah.
"There was a big lightning flash and then power line flash and all of a sudden, whuummp and then trees are down, neighbors are starting to come out and look," said Ron.
Clean up and power crews were seen in Schenectady on Ardsley Rd. and Garner Rd. near Schenectady High School, at Union College near the football field on Lenox Rd. and Dorwaldt Blvd. in Niskayuna plus Thompson and Guilderland Ave. in Rotterdam.
Also in Rotterdam at the corner of Mayflower and Priscilla a big tree came down across a driveway, nearly hitting the cars parked in the half-circle driveway.
To see storm damage from across the Capital Region, click on John Craig's report.
The @nationalgridus @BHIEnergy @AltecInc teams plus @LewisTreeSvc on Bayberry Rd. #RotterdamNY working hard on a giant #tree and power lines after round two of #storms. A mom and her 2 boys just brought them #freezepops. Power is back on now. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/wiRpmfCNCO— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) July 30, 2019
This morning live in #Schenectady after another round of #storms overnight. This is next to @SCSchools HS at The Plaza & Ardsley Rd. with downed tree branches and clogged storm drain. @nationalgridus on scene. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/Z79bb0jMRL— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) July 30, 2019
Updated: July 30, 2019 02:28 PM
Created: July 30, 2019 07:59 AM
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