Weather may hamper power crews’ work, shelter available

GREENPORT—Currently there are 5,000 customers throughout Columbia County without power, according to an advisory from Columbia County Emergency Management Director William Black .
The affected areas are covered by three power companies, which are working to restore service.
The National Weather Service says there is a potential storm for today (Thursday) that could slow the power restoration process in these areas.
Anyone who needs shelter to stay warm can go to the Taghkanic Firehouse at 631 Old Route 82 in Taghkanic, which will be open beginning at 7a.m.Thursday.
To contact the Emergency Management Office call (518) 828-1212.

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