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UPDATED: Tree limbs fall on wires as storm races through

An arcing primary wire ignites a tree branch near 60 Washington St. in Schenectady on Monday.
An arcing primary wire ignites a tree branch near 60 Washington St. in Schenectady on Monday.
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The tornado alerts turned out to be unfounded, but the storm racing eastward across the Capital Region Monday afternoon packed a lot of wind and rain into a short period. The punishing gusts knocked a primary electrical line into a tree on Washington Street in Schenectady, creating an electrical arc that set a tree branch on fire. It was a tense situation. Firefighters could not put out the flames until National Grid cut power to ...

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