Power mostly restored in Hoosick Falls after storm damage

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Only several National Grid customers in Hoosick Falls were still without power Friday night after powerful storms ripped through the village on Thursday night.

The storms brought down trees and power lines, leaving some residents without power and closing roads, according to Mayor Robert Allen, who announced the State of Emergency on the village’s Facebook page.

National Grid has been on site since early Friday and power is expected to be restored by midnight.

Wood Park sustained a lot of wind and tree damage. The Rensselaer Street Pump Station was knocked off line, but was back up and running around 3 a.m. Friday, the mayor said in an update around 6:30 a.m. Friday.

People are reminded not to touch downed power lines.

Mayor Allen praised the response of officials. “A huge thank you to all the Emergency Service/First Responders who were swift to address the many issues that came up. From our local fire departments, to Rensselaer County EMS, to the Village Police Department, to our Village Department of Public Works, they all did incredible work, with many working throughout the night,” Mayor Allen said in his initial post.

A location on Waterworks Road to drop off branches will be open all weekend, the mayor said.

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