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Twin Bridges
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Twin Bridges Closed on Northway in Both Directions Due To Runaway Barge [UPDATE]

UPDATED @ 3P -The barge with the crane on it has been corralled on the Mohawk River and officials are attempting to make it a more permanent mooring. The Twin Bridges have reopened.

A 40 ft runaway barge with a 30 foot crane on top is heading toward the Twin Bridges, prompting authorities to close the bridges

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lock 7 mohawk river
Google Maps
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Schenectady County and Town of Niskayuna Advise Evacuation of Low Lying Areas – Lock 7 May Fail

We just received word that Schenectady and the Town of Niskayuna are advising residents who are in low lying areas from Lock 7 to the Albany County line to evacuate immediately due to a possibility that Lock 7 may fail.

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Troy NY 2011 Flood - Green Island Bridge, Riverfront Park
Brian Bushner, TSM
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Hudson River Flooding in Troy NY [PHOTOS]

Like many area cities Troy has it's hands full this morning with post Irene flooding. The Hudson River at Troy is flooding parts of downtown and still has yet to crest.

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Image: WTEN.com
Image: WTEN.com
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Help Is Needed as Irene Devestates Parts of The Albany Area

Yesterday as I hunkered down in my home with my family I hoped for the best. I was relieved that the hurricane had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it got to

the Albany area, but I still couldn't help but stare at the huge trees surrounding my home and praying one would not fall onto my house

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irene radar
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Tropical Storm Irene – The Latest Information

We are certainly seeing the impacts of Irene already today and there is more rain expected as the day continues. If you are concerned about power outages, National Grid has a site with an outage map. Local officials are suggesting you stay home to avoid the danger of downed trees, power lines, and flooding. Be safe! Email us your photos of damage - downed trees, flooding, etc. Many counties in our coverage area are under a Flash Flood Warning, a Flash Flood Watch, and the entire broadcast area is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Stay tuned to the radio and also download our app radioPup for your smartphone to keep up to date. Updated information after the jump.

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irene flooding
flickr user jcantroot
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Follow Our Albany Area Coverage of Irene

We've been working very hard to make sure to keep you informed with as much accurate and up-to-date information as we possibly can. If you have any photos of storm damage, flooding, or anything related to Irene you'd like to share with us please email them our w

Andrew Cuomo
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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State of Emergency Declared in New York In Anticipation of Hurricane Irene

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency, as a preparation of Hurricane Irene.

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Courtesy of NASA Goddard Photo and Video
Courtesy of NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Hurricane Irene May Have Local Impact – WGNA Will Be Ready [VIDEO]

Here she comes, chugging strong toward the east coast of the United States. It's Hurricane Irene, and the state of North Carolina is not taking any chances.

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hurricane Irene august 2011
NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Tips For Preparing For A Hurricane In Albany

Admittedly it’s shaping up to be a strange week with natural occurrences - we don’t often get earthquakes here and although it was a mild one thankfully, it’s still a bit rattling for an area that isn’t accustomed to such events. So now we’re possibly getting a hurricane, another thing we really don’t see here very often at all. We’d like you to be prepared so here are some tips.

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gregwest98, Flickr
gregwest98, Flickr
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Virgina Earthquake Shakes Albany, NYC, DC, and The Northeast

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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USGS
USGS
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Earthquake in Virginia Shakes Albany, DC, Boston, NYC

You had to have felt that small earthquake just before 2PM this afternoon - it was a pretty widely felt quake. Preliminary reports say that the quake was 5.8 and hit in Virginia. People from DC to NYC and Boston, plus here in Albany felt the shaking

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Lightning
ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
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Lightning Proves That Men Aren’t Too Bright

Men are human lightning rods. Not because of some sort of electric personality or a macho thing, but because of something that a some women think about us.

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