NORTH COUNTRY, N.Y. -- Governor Cuomo has declared Winter Ice Storm Emergency for the North Country.
Those living in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties are seeing freezing rain and experiencing a number of power outages.
According to the National Grid, they are mobilizing teams in the area similar to what they did for the 1998 ice storm.
They will have 1,600 workers available for electric line work, tree clearance, and more.
They say you should expect extended power outages, and urge anyone who loses power or who encounters a downed line to call them at 1-800-867-5222.
You can also stay connected through mobile devices if your land line is down.
You can text 'storm' to NGRID (64743) to receive e-mail alerts and text services.
"They can also visit our website, getting back on in their neighborhood," said Virginia Limmiatis, National Grid CNY Media Relations.
Real-time outage updates are provided at their Outage Central page
North Country officials are also urging people to stay off the roads.
Drivers are encouraged to have blankets, food, water, and emergency items in their vehicle.
Meteorologist Erick Adame on the ice storm
Albany/HV: Gov. Cuomo Declares Ice Storm Emergency; National Grid Mobilizes
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