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Storm cleanup taking place today, as outages linger

Power restoration efforts continue
On Sunday afternoon, crews cleanup from Friday nights storm in Niskayuna.
On Sunday afternoon, crews cleanup from Friday nights storm in Niskayuna.

GLENVILLE — The town highway department is collecting small limbs and other yard debris from Friday night’s wind storm.

Debris should be left on the edge of the lawn next to the road, town officials said. Highway crews are beginning a pass around the town in the Sunnyside Gardens area at the southern edge of town on Monday. They will then continue north of Route 50, collecting first in neighborhoods on the east side of Route 50, and then coming back, collecting in neighborhoods on the west side of the highway on Monday.

The storm knocked out power to more than 1,000 customers in Glenville, with power outages lasting into Sunday. A National Grid outage map on Monday said there were no remaining significant outages in Glenville.

The winds knocked out power to thousands across the region as limbs and trees came down on power lines and across roads.

National Grid said Monday morning it had restored power to 98 percent of the 205,000 customers across upstate New York impacted by the storm, with only isolated outages left in the Schenectady area. Full restoration, except for isolated customers, was expected in Saratoga County by 3 p.m. Monday, and in the Gloversville area by 8 p.m.

Dry ice and bottled water were being provided by National Grid at the Broadalbin and Corinth fire departments.

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