Downed power lines cleared from Adirondack Northway

November 28, 2018

BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say downed power lines have been cleared from a northern section of the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 near the Canadian border.

Troopers say the lines came down Wednesday morning and blocked the southbound side of the highway near a rest area in Beekmantown, between the Canadian border and the city of Plattsburgh.

Troopers diverted all southbound traffic through the rest area until the power lines were cleared after several hours.

The stretch of I-87 between Albany and Quebec is also known as the Adirondack Northway.

The power lines fell after parts of northern New York received up to a foot of wet, heavy snow Tuesday, with more snow expected Wednesday.

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