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Damaging winds and severe thunderstorms took down trees and power lines around the southern end of Lake George Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service had two reports of wind damage locally, including a tree down near Bolton Landing and trees and wires down near Pilot Knob. Those calls came in just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Echo Bay Lane in Kattskill Bay was closed for a few hours while crews removed a downed tree. National Grid reported just under 100 customers without power as of noon Wednesday, with most outages on the eastern side of the lake.

Glen Gosnell, Washington County’s director of public safety, said the Pilot Knob Fire Department and county Department of Public Works did most of the clearing with help from National Grid. Gosnell said he did not believe there was any major structural damage or any injuries.

A large tree did fall on a 1,000-pound propane tank across the street from the fire house. Gosnell said there was no damage to the tank.

“They fared rather well, and like I said, between DPW and the fire department, they (made) sure everything was taken care of,” he said. “The fire department was quite busy for about three hours, but they handled it all themselves as far as going place, to place, to place, and they did a great job.”

Brian LaFlure, director and emergency manager of Warren County Office of Emergency Services, said there was no major damage on the western side of the lake. He said local fire departments handled any calls that were made.

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Reporter Gwendolyn Craig can be reached at (518) 742-3238 or Follow her on Twitter




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