Capital Region

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Schenectady, Saratoga counties until 4 p.m. Oct. 7

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CAPITAL REGION – Fast moving storms downed trees and knocked out power around the region Wednesday afternoon.

The storm rolled through before 4 p.m. and knocked out power at one point to at least 20.000 customers across the region, according to a National Grid map at 4.

One downed tree on Union Street in Schenectady took down wires and sparks could be seen.

The storms came through in a line impacting much of the region. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph were possible, the service said.

National Grid: Outage map

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ALBANY – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Schenectady and Saratoga counties until 4 p.m. as a line of severe weather makes its way through the region, the National Weather Service said.

The warning area includes eastern Montgomery County and portions of Schoharie and Fulton County, as well as Albany, Washington and Rensselaer counties.

Wind up to 70 mph and penny sized hail are possible, the weather service said.

“Heads-up afternoon commuters!” the service tweeted. “Line of showers and some thunderstorms heading into the Mohawk Valley and Greater Capital District has produced winds gusts up to 50-55mph.”

The wind could cause downed trees and power lines through 5 p.m., the service said.

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