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[UPDATE] Power resorations get Albany, Schenctady into triple digits

According to information from National Grid, crews are restoring power as quickly as possible, and under its "priority system" transmission lines and substations are first on the list. "Critical customers" such as hospitals and public safety facilities are also a priority.

"Crews then target secondary lines that serve local neighborhoods. Lines and transformers within neighborhoods and the wires that connect them to homes and businesses come next"starting with areas that involve the most customers," according to National Grid.

The Weather Channel Web site, weather.com is reporting another storm is forming expected to hit the northeast on Thursday.

"Snow accumulations from the second storm could run 6 to 16 inches from central New York southeastward through eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Maryland. Accumulations rapidly drop off through central Pennsylvania, central Maryland, and northern Virginia with only a few inches possible there," according to information from the Web site. "Rainfall east of the rain/snow line should be in the 1 to 3 inch range with flooding possible."

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