Utility poles come down along Erie Boulevard
Updated 5:03 p.m.
SCHENECTADY A portion of Erie Boulevard was shut down for more than an hour today after a pair of utility poles fell near the Country Farms convenience store.
Police initially said the poles came down about 1 p.m. as a result of a wind gust, but officials with National Grid said witnesses at the scene said a tractor-trailer pulled the poles down when it became entangled in a power line.
Erie Boulevard was closed from Jefferson Street to Union Street until just after 2 p.m.
A National Grid crew is working at the scene.