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November 19, 2013

Severe weather knocks out local power


Clayton Ellis, a NYSEG spokesman, said about 1,100 were without electricity in Walton originally, and crews started working to resolve the Walton situation at about 3 a.m. Monday.

A large maple tree had fallen and caused “an awful lot of damage” to three utility poles with major equipment on them, he said.

Outages also were reported in Richfield Springs, Cooperstown, Oneonta, Downsville, Hancock and Deposit, Ann Carnrike, a field customer service representative for the local NYSEG area, said. About 4,000 were without power temporarily in the local region because of wind damages, she said.

By 5:30 p.m., electricity had been restored to all but about 390 Walton customers, NYSEG officials said, and power to the remaining users was expected to be on again by midnight Monday.

Wintry but not such windy weather is in the forecast.

The NWS in Binghamton forecast for today calls for scattered snow showers before 10 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies that gradually turn sunny with a high temperature near 36 degrees and northwest winds of 14 to 17 mph. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible, with tonight’s forecast calling for clear skies and a low of about 20 degrees.

Daytime high temperatures are forecast to be in the low 40s on Wednesday and Thursday, the NWS said, with sunny or partly sunny skies.

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