National Grid crews gather to deal with storm-related outages

National Grid crews were gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn in Watertown...
National Grid crews were gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn in Watertown Thursday night, ready to deal with storm-related power outages.(WWNY)
Published: Dec. 23, 2022 at 5:51 AM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - In anticipation of the approaching storm, National Grid has assembled extra workers to help deal with power outages through the weekend.

High winds and heavy snowfall could cause trees and limbs to knock down power lines.

National Grid says it has brought in crews from as far away as Kentucky, Tennessee, and Canada.

There were scattered outages in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties early Friday. You can check them out on National Grid’s outage map.

As of around 6:30 a.m., there were nearly 500 customers without power in Lewis County, around 600 in Jefferson County, and 900 in St. Lawrence County.

The bulk of the outages in Jefferson and St. Lawrence were in southern parts of both counties.