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Wind temporarily knocks out power in Bloomingdale, Vermontville

April 3, 2019
By AARON CERBONE - For the News (acerbone@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News

BLOOMINGDALE - Wind gusts knocked out electricity for about 830 National Grid customers in Bloomingdale and Vermontville Wednesday afternoon, but power seemed to have been restored before 5 p.m.

Some of the outages originated near the school bus garage on state Route 3 between Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, when a tree fell on the line and the electricity started arcing, according to Franklin County Emergency Services Coordinator Ricky Provost.

Another line was down on Route 3 on the other side of Bloomingdale, toward Vermontville, according to Provost.

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Wednesday's heavy winds knocked down a fence around the site of the Saranac Lake Waterfront Resort on Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake. (News photo — Griffin Kelly)

Both downed lines were wind-related, he said.

Provost said that as of 4:35, a National Grid crew was on the scene. By 5 p.m. the National Grid map showed power was back on for the whole area.

The map had also showed a slew of other outages north and east of Vermontville, with a couple hundred customers affected in total. They were all also resolved by 5 p.m.

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph have blown across the region Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 
 
 

 

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