11K-Plus Still Without Power Across Upstate NY
11K-Plus Still Without Power Across Upstate NY zues1642, flickr
Storms causing havoc for upstate New Yorkers.
More than 11,000 homes and businesses in parts of upstate New York remain without power after severe thunderstorms rolled across the region, knocking down trees and utility lines.
Bands of storms brought heavy rains and high winds that knocked out power to more than 20,000 utility customers Tuesday afternoon from the Finger Lakes region to the Vermont and Massachusetts borders.
Three upstate utilities report about 11,500 customers still without power Wednesday morning. About half of the outages are reported by NYSEG, which has more than 4,000 customers without power in Seneca and Cayuga counties.
National Grid reports more than 4,500 outages, most of them in neighboring Washington and Warren counties.
The storms blew down trees at several locations in Saratoga Springs, knocking out power to a large section of the city.