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Fast-moving storm knocks out power to 9,000 in Schenectady County

Fast-moving storm knocks out power to 9,000 in Schenectady County

Fast-moving storm knocks out power to 9,000 in Schenectady County
The scene on Erie

SCHENECTADY - A fast-moving storm late Sunday afternoon knocked out power to more than 9,000 customers in Schenectady County, according to National Grid.

The storm hit just after 4 p.m. and brought heavy rain to the area. 

Downed trees and wires were reported. On Erie Boulevard, a tree appeared to have been hit by lightning and then took down a power pole.

One downed tree damaged the iconic Mike's Hot Dogs sign. A video later circulated showing water going through a portion of nearby Rivers Casino.

The storm also damaged Freedom Park in Scotia, forcing Sunday evening's concert there to be postponed, Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle said on Twitter.

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As a result of that incident, Erie between Union and Nott was to be closed for a time. It had fully reopened by mid-evening.

The earlier storm helped knock out power to areas on Schenectady's Northside and across the river in Glenville.

About 2,800 were estimated without power on the Northside, with an original estimated restoration time of 6:15 p.m., National Grid said. That estimate, as the others, moved into the evening as restoration work continued. Those customers were later estimated to have power back at around 9 p.m.

Another 1,700 were estimated without power across the river in Glenville. The estimated restoration time there was set at 6:30 p.m. Over in Scotia, another 3,700 were without power, with estimated restoration times there between 6:15 and 6:30.

Those restoration times moved back to between 9 and 11 p.m.

Also: Iconic Mike's Hot Dogs sign damaged in Schenectady storm

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