More than 1,000 homes still without power in St. Lawrence County following storm
The impacts of Tuesday’s thunderstorm are still being felt in St. Lawrence County as national grid crews attempt to restore power in several towns.
National Grid officials say more than 1000 of its customers are still without power, and some may not have it back on until late tonight, possibly even around midnight.Power outages are primarily in the outlying areas of Potsdam and Canton, including Norwood, Stockholm, Hewittville, Sandfordville, Pierrepont, and other areas.
Power was knocked out in many places around 5 p.m. yesterday.
Dozens of St. Lawrence County first responders came together Tuesday evening to answer more than 100 911 calls following a powerful thunderstorm that knocked out power and internet to much of the county.
"I would like to give a big shout out to all the men and women who were out answering the calls that came in from the storm tonight. This is one of the many reasons we live in St Lawrence County," said St. Lawrence County Office of Emergency Service officials.
The storm began around 4:30 in parts of the county and hit hard with strong winds, and sheets of rain that led to downed trees, power lines, and minor flooding in areas.