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Tower falls into Mohawk, cuts power to 20,000 (with photos)

Power lines near Lock 10 in Amsterdam are seen down and submerged in the Mohawk River on Saturday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Power lines near Lock 10 in Amsterdam are seen down and submerged in the Mohawk River on Saturday.
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A 70-foot transmission tower fell into the Mohawk River near Lock 10 and knocked out power for 20,000 customers in the Amsterdam area early Saturday morning. The damage from Tropical Storm Irene has been continuing for the hamlet of Cranesville, where land near a National Grid substation has gradually eroded since an abutment gave way and created a new river channel along Route 5S, downstream from Lock 10. In recent days the Mohawk’s flow was ...

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