National Grid says 98% of power restored Monday evening

Many homes get power back Monday

National Grid says that of the more than 200,000 customers who lost power, 98% of them finally have it back.

National Grid said Monday afternoon that crews had restored 98% of power to Eastern New York, including the Capital Region.

The area experienced widespread outages Saturday until Monday, when the company said most of the 217,000 customers who lost power had it back.

National Grid said half an inch of ice covered power lines and trees and that, compounded by 20 inches of snow in some places, made it difficult for crews to access power lines.