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Fallen tree takes down power lines in Deposit

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DEPOSIT (WBNG) -- The small community in Deposit was prepared for a big power outage when a large tree that fell Friday morning brought power lines down with it.

"We thought it was just a little glitch and it would come back on until my husband said no there are power poles down, everything's out," said nearby resident, Kimberly Rought.

The small village came together quickly in a time of need with the essentials.

The local Deposit Fire station teamed up with volunteers to make sure anyone in need was helped. They had warm beverages, showers, and electricity usage for people who stop by. 

Deposit Mayor Robert Rynearson Jr. said he was happy to see the immediate response from volunteers in the area. "The Village of Deposit will always be there for everybody, always is," said Rynearson.

According to Mayor Rynearson Jr., Clark Street is closed from Lippincott Place to Dean Street and Dean Street is closed from Ford Hill to Second Street.

Firefighters and NYSEG crews will be working at the scene to repair the lines. Drivers are asked to avoid that area for the time being.

As of 11 p.m. Friday, there were approximately 50 customers without power in Deposit.

Mayor Rynearson said the volunteers will be present at the fire station on 130 2nd Street to help until the power is officially back on for the community.

Click here to see the latest outage numbers from NYSEG.

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