Crews clear downed trees from Scotia’s Collins Park

A felled tree at Freedom Park in Scotia
A felled tree at Freedom Park in Scotia

Categories: News, Schenectady County

SCOTIA – Sunday’s fast-moving storm left a mess at Scotia’s Collins Park.

Village work crews worked through the morning to remove fallen trees and limbs.

At least two trees were felled entirely and another 40-50 large limbs came down throughout the park from the 4 p.m. Sunday storm, Scotia Public Works Superintendent Jim Marx said.

“We’re going to try to get everything cut up and chipped up,” Marx said at the scene.

The damage was enough to force the postponement of Sunday night’s Freedom Park concert, Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle said.

Trees down throughout Scotia and Glenville contributed to power outages in the area after the storm that impacted an estimated 5,000 residents there and more than 9,000 in the larger area.

National Grid reported fewer than five customers remained without power in Scotia and Glenville just after noon Monday.

In Schenectady, in addition to the tree that fell damaging the iconic Mike’s Hot Dogs sign, damage was largely limited to the Erie Bouelvard corridor and side streets, along with Van Vranken Avenue and the city’s Northside, Assistant Schenectady Fire Chief Don Mareno said.

“It was a relatively small area,” Mareno said.



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