EAST BERNE N.Y. – It is a winter wonderland in the Hill Towns.
It has been busy at the Countryside Food Mart on Route 443 on Wednesday, after winter weather conditions hit the area.
Some people say they are without power and others say they are still shoveling their way out of their home.
“I want everyone to realize what a different world it is up here. You could be down in Albany and it can be nothing. And you come up here it’s a whole different world. But, it’s beautiful,” said Kathleen Brazell of Knox.
Brazell stopped by the Countryside Food Mart Wednesday morning to pick up some groceries. She’s one of the lucky ones who didn’t have to travel and got to work from home.
“It’s tough to get around. You have to drive in the middle of the road. I would be very careful for anyone. I saw some emergency vehicles on the road and a lot of plow trucks,” she said.
But, it may be a different story for people living in the lower lying areas like Colonie and the Schoharie Valley. Residents there only got a couple of inches. Crews were able to keep up with wintry mix and roads conditions weren’t as bad as the higher elevations.
The winter weather kept the Middleburgh Fire Department busy overnight. Downed power lines caused some residents to call for help.
The fire department called in other agencies to assist them due smoke coming out of resident’s panel boxes, which occurred when National Grid was trying to re-establish power to the area.