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States of emergency declared in Ancram, Copake

Apr 17, 2018 7:30 am

Carly Miller is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media states of emergency were declared in two Columbia County towns after strong winds uprooted trees, left hundreds without power and flipped over a truck on Route 22. A 36-hour state of emergency was declared in Copake early April 16, Town Supervisor Jeff Nayer said. A state of emergency was also declared in Ancram, according to a statement from Ancram Town Supervisor Arthur J. Bassin. Hundreds were without power countywide. “We’re in a very high-wind area,” Nayer said. “There’s trees down all over the town. We declared [the state of emergency] for the whole town. Shingles are ripping off roofs, trees in the road, it’s a mess.” The state of emergency in Ancram will expire at midnight Wednesday. In the meantime, Bassin urged the public to avoid unnecessary travel. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deployed an emergency management team and has established an emergency facility at the Copake Firehouse. Residents are asked to call the National Grid hotline at 1-800-867-5222 in case of a power outage, or call 911 in case of an emergency. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.