Updated: More than 2,000 homes in St. Lawrence County still without power following Tuesday night storm
Updated 9:24 a.m. Wednesday
After high winds and pelting rain swept through St. Lawrence County between 8 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, more than 2,000 National Grid customers were reportedly still without electricity as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.The storm reportedly knocked power out to 3,646 homes overnight with power being restored to more than 1,000 residences in the county, National Grid officials said.
The area of Fine appears to be the hardest hit area with around 750 homes without electricity.
The Canton area reportedly has about 200 homes without power which is down from 451 homes without power that was reported at 6 a.m.
Officials said nearly 200 homes were affected from areas stretching from Potsdam to Brasher, 140 near the Gouverneur area and approximately 100 customers are without electricity south of South Colton.
Other areas affected include Russell with about 100, Clifton area with 86, south of Parishville 80 and Pierrepont with around 80 homes affected, according to National Grid officials.
Prior to the early evening thunderstorm, the National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning and predicted winds of up to 75 miles per hour.
After the storm trees and limbs were reported down in numerous areas throughout St. Lawrence County.
In Potsdam, both the South Canton Road and the Sweeney Road were among those closed to traffic for a time because trees blocked the roadway. Firefighters, residents and road crew workers helped clear roads in a number of cases.
National Grid officials said crews were being dispatched.
The towns of Brasher, DeKalb, Hermon and Lawrence reportedly have five or less residences without power, according to National.
National Grid does not have an estimated time of restoration.