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More than 5,000 left powerless following afternoon storm

Crews working to restore electric power on Route 9 in Livingston after Thursday's bout of thunderstorms.

September 6, 2018 04:56 pm Updated: September 6, 2018 05:05 pm


Thousands in Columbia County and the surrounding area were left without power Thursday by a thunderstorm that whipped through the area with gusty wind and heavy rain.

In Taghkanic, 1,398 National Grid customers lost power, but it was expected be restored by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Grid outage map. In Livingston, 18 customers were expected to get their power back at 4:45 p.m.

Power was expected to be restored to 17 customers in Clermont by 4:30 p.m., according to National Grid. Fewer than five customers in Germantown were expected to have their power back on by 5:45 p.m.

New York State Electric and Gas is dealing with two power outages in Columbia County. In Copake, 23 customers are without power and are expected to get it back by 5:45 p.m., spokeswoman Melany Putman said. Eighteen Hillsdale customers should get their power back by 5:15 p.m.

“The crews are on their way,” Putman said.

Two customers are without power in Ghent, but no restoration times were available for them as of 4 p.m. Thursday, Putman said.

Central Hudson reported no power outages in Greene County, but 232 customers are without power in Gallatin, spokesman John Maserjian said. Those customers are expected to get their power back by 8:30 p.m.

“In total, the storm interrupted 5,500 customers, mostly in Dutchess County,” Maserjian said.