NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thousands of people are without power in the Capital Region.
Balltown Road and State Street saw a blackout around 5 p.m.
While the power was out, people found different ways to move on with their days.
“Right now, we’re doing homework by candlelight,” Akins said. “Ordered some Chinese and takeout from a place down the street that had power.”
National Grid trucks and police cars were patrolling the areas as they worked to quickly restore power. It came back on around 8:15 p.m.
While many said it could have been worse, they’re afraid Thursday’s rain, snow and ice was an early preview of what’s to come.
“Looks like a crazy winter,” Niskayuna resident Herbert LaRock said. “Looks like we’re in for a hard one.”
Thousands remained without power late Thursday night. Some may not have their power restored until Friday.