The storm approaching. (Courtesy of Cornell Weather)

Ithaca, N.Y. — A storm in Ithaca Tuesday evening has closed a portion of Hanshaw Road and caused around 1,924 NYSEG customers to lose power.

The Tompkins County 911 Center said around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday that Hanshaw Road had been closed near Pleasant Grove Road.

The Wegmans off Route 13 was also briefly closed, according to a staff member there, but reopened after the backup generator kicked in.

“Some things are down, but you can still purchase groceries,” the Wegmans employee said, adding that the pharmacy was closed for now.

The storm approaching. (Courtesy of Cornell Weather)

The reported NYSEG outages were as of around 6:30 p.m. The majority of the nearly 2,000 outages in Tompkins County were in the town of Ithaca.

Dispatchers also reported sporadic instances of flooded roads and downed power lines. Additionally, there were several reports of water flooding basements and roofs.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.