Albion schools close after storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2014 at 6:10 am

ALBION – Albion closed schools and there are no Regents exams today after a powerful storm hit the area Tuesday night, knocking out power, taking down trees and leaving downed power lines.

The severe thunderstorm hit at about 7:45 p.m. and was particularly hard on areas north of Route 104. Some roads were impassable due to downed trees and wires, including Route 279 in Gaines and Route 98 in Carlton near Ho-Jack’s.

Carlton suffered the most damage with trees on houses and in the road, county dispatch said this morning. Route 98 remains closed in Carlton, north of the Waterport-Carlton Road. Much of the center of the county, between Culvert Road and Transit Road, was without power overnight.