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Power outages impacted 6,700; Power to Shenendehowa campus restored

Power outages impacted 6,700; Power to Shenendehowa campus restored

Power outages impacted 6,700; Power to Shenendehowa campus restored
A National Grid truck in Rexford Wednesday morning
Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

CLIFTON PARK -- Wednesday morning power outages left more than 7,000 customers without power in Glenville, Clifton Park and Niskayuna, National Grid said.

The outages left the Shenendehowa campus dark as students were arriving, though power had been fully restored by 10 a.m., according to a school district Facebook post. Phones continued to work throughout the outage, the district said.

The outage impacted traffic signals in the area, including the one in front of the Shen campus and one at Balltown and Riverview Roads in Rexford.

National Grid reported four separate outages in all. Two were near the Shen campus. One had a 10:45 a.m. estimated restoration time and the other an 11 a.m. time, according to the National Grid website. Both outages began at around 8:45 a.m. and impacted about 3,000 customers between them, according to the utility.

Another outage impacted East Glenville, Rexford and northern Niskayuna. That outage began at 8:44 a.m. and has an estimated restoration time of 10:45, according to the utility. It was impacting nearly 1,900 customers.

The other outage was listed in the Vischer Ferry area and impacted 1,600 between 8:22 and 10 a.m.

National Grid spokesman Nate Stone attributed each outage to an equipment issue at the company's Grooms Road substation. 

"Unfortunately, these things happen, but we're on it," Stone said.

 

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