Power (and branches) are down after yesterday's steady rain flash-froze overnight... Lots of bent trees are trying their best not to break. National Grid estimates it won't be 'til midnight that electricity will be restored in the Taghkanic-Churchtown area. National Grid's page for outage mapping and reporting is here.
The County has also issued this travel advisory:
Board of Supervisor’s [sic] Chairman Roy Brown has issued a travel advisory for all of Columbia County. There are trees and wires down on roadways as well as roads that are flooded. The public is asked to avoid any unnecessary travel.
The following majors roads are closed due to flooding:
1. Rt 66 Bunkers Bridge by Dutch Village Mobile Home Park
2. Spook Rock Road
3. Rt 9 by the Kinderhook Animal Hospital
4. Rt 9G Mount Merino
There maybe [sic] secondary roads that are impassable. Please do not attempt to drive through any flooded roadways. There may be unseen dangers such as washed out roadways or debris.
Currently most roadways are very slippery due to icing and many wires and trees have fallen on roadways which are causing hazards. All power companies are out working on the outages throughout the county.
A neighbor in Claverack writes: “Heading west to Hudson, 23B was closed as was 66 where it meets Fish and Game. I had to take 23/9 to 9 north into Hudson. Also, Amtrak is running but is experiencing serious delays. And every low spot in the roads appears to be ankle deep or worse.”