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St. Lawrence Cty back on its feet after the ice storm, but challenges remain

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Power is back for almost all of St. Lawrence County. National Grid is reporting about 500 people still without power this morning. But the ice storm hit the area south of Governeur-- towns like Pitcairn, Fowler, and Hermon the hardest. And Emergency Services Interim Director Keith Zimmerman says it's the last one or two hundred outages that are the most challenging to fix.

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“The last little bits are going to be those isolated outages location to location where you have to chase them down one at a time,” he said. “It’s a remote and challenging topography and I think those are the areas that are going to be on the map and be on the dartboard the longest before they get resolved.”

National Grid had workers out all through Christmas Eve and into today.

“And I can’t say enough of course about our emergency responder network,” he said. “We asked them to man their stations through the night and they were out there taking care of everything that needed taking care of and they were out there selflessly and for long hours and that really made a big difference.”

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