Monday Night: Storm Hits St. Lawrence County
The effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt, distantly, in the north country Monday night.
St. Lawrence County appeared to be most affected, although none of the counties reported major problems.
By 11:30 p.m., it appeared the worst had passed in northern New York.
Earlier, hundreds of people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties lost power, but even that was a far cry from many incidents of bad weather in the north country, where power outages could be measured by the thousands.
7 News reporter John Friot, on the road in several locations, found two trees down on River Road in Norfolk. One struck a house but did no damage, while the other narrowly missed a car.
"I heard this terrible crash noise, so we came running out to see what it was and we found that tree - and it didn't do a bit of damage," said Leon Robert, one of the homeowners.
In Massena, Friot estimated wind speds of about 35 miles per hour. "It's not too bad," he said.
He also had reports of trees down in Brasher and Heuvelton, and a power line down in Hermon.
SUNY Potsdam report it experienced a power outage on campus at 7 pm. Generators in ten buildings provided electricity for basic services like fire alarms. Power was restored at 10 p.m.
The Ogdensburg city school district announced it would delay opening Tuesday for two hours, with no morning pre-kindergarten program.
Cape Air has cancelled its flights - including north country flights - for Monday and Tuesday.
Several north country communities, including Ogdensburg, Massena and Carthage, formally declared states of emergency.
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