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Ice storm hits area hard

The ice storm which dropped a significant amount of precipitation mainly in the form of freezing rain will exit the area in the next few hours.

National Grid is reporting 150,000 + customers without power in its service area. New York State Electric and Gas reports major damage to its Mechanicville service area leaving 31,000 homes and businesses in the dark. NYSEG will issue another update at 11:30.

States of emergency are in effect for many towns including Clifton Park and Stillwater. Officials are requesting that residence do not travel unless absolutely necessary.

Widespread tree damage is reported in Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany and Rensselaer counties.

Spotlightnews.com will have updates on the storm during the day.

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