Clean up continues in Ballston Lake after Tuesday storm

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Updated: 7/02 5:43 pm

BALLSTON LAKE, N.Y. – Severe weather hit Ballston Lake on Wednesday while residents were cleaning up from Tuesday night’s storm.

On Tuesday evening, heavy winds ripped through Powers Lane Road in Ballston Lake, causing a pine tree to snap in two onto a person’s lawn, taking down power lines with it. Neighbors say they lost power around 7:30 p.m. when the storm hit and even though electric crews quickly arrived to the scene, some are still in the dark.

Residents say the storm was brief, it only lasted about five minutes, but the damage was severe.

Chris Mager says his property has the most damage. Tree punctured the roof of Mager’s barn, and now he can barely get inside to check on his belongings.

“Trees through the barns, fence damage, docks are destroyed,” said Mager.

Thankfully, no other buildings were damaged in the area.

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