Over 22,000 homes without power

Area fire companies, highway departments, and power crews were kept busy Friday, with hundreds of reports of wires down, trees down, and snapped poles. Calls were coming into local 9 1 1 centers every few minutes.

At the end of the day, there are still over 22,000 customers without power.

Central Hudson is reporting roughly 10,000 out in Greene County

NYSEG has just over 9,000 in the dark in Columbia County

National Grid has just over 3,000

None of the compasnies are putting timelines for restoration. It's believed that they will be bringing in extra resourced Saturday, to continue the cleanup, and get the homes back on line.

Pic below, one of the early outages, in Greenport.

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