Shelters open in Edwards, Harrisville to provide warmth, electricity for those still without power
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 10:13 pm

With the restoration of electric power in many parts of St. Lawrence County, two shelters opened this evening to provide warmth and electricity to those who do not have heat in their homes.

In Edwards, the Edwards Senior Housing Community Room at 16 Trout Lake St., opened at about 9 p.m. to provide warmth and electricity to those who do not have heat in their homes.

In Harrisville, Harrisville Central School, 14371 Pirate Ln. opened at about 8 p.m. tonight as a shelter.

Keith Zimmerman, St. Lawrence County Interim Director of Emergency Services, made the announcement this evening, as National Grid successfully restored power to thousands of customers in the county.

About 1,600 St. Lawrence County National Grid customers were still without power at 10 p.m., but the number was down significantly from about 4,700 at 5 p.m.

The number of powerless customers peaked at about 7,500 from the effects of last weekend’s ice storm that blanketed the North Country with about an inch of ice, downing power lines and tree limbs.