- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a microburst of straight-line winds up to 100 mph took down trees and power lines in the Mohawk Valley.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (https://bit.ly/1E7GBPC ) the winds ripped through Fort Plain around 7:30 p.m. Monday with gusts ranging from 90 to 100 mph. The burst of wind was confined to an area of about a mile and a half in Fort Plain, on the Mohawk River 45 miles northwest of Albany.

The wind was responsible for snapping branches and overturning trees, some of which fell on structures. It also toppled a wooden utility pole and blew down a brick chimney.

The storm closed roads in the western part of Montgomery County and knocked out power in the region for several hours.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The Daily Gazette, https://www.dailygazette.com/

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