Storms roll through Capital Region
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- Wind and rain swept through the Capital Region Tuesday night and that means some people could spend the night in the dark. In fact, it's already canceled some school events.
Earlier Tuesday, about 12,000 National Grid customers were without power. But that number's been trickling down since this afternoon.
Even so, National Grid says you've got to be careful, if you're planning to use a generator.
“If you're going to run a generator, then pull the main circuit breaker in your house. If you don't do that, you run the risk of sending electricity back through the lines where our crews might be working. It creates a dangerous situation. So make sure you turn off the main breaker in your house if you're running a generator,” National Grid Spokesman Patrick Stella said.
The utility says they've got a full complement of crews standing by in Albany, ready to be sent out to any trouble areas.