Early morning thunderstorms and high winds left approximately 200 people without power yesterday.
Many Tri-Lakes area residents woke up to thunder and lightning Wednesday and the National Weather Service issued a high wind statement effective through late afternoon.
Weather observers predicted winds to reach up to 60 miles per hour through at least Thursday morning.
In Essex County, officials from New York State Electric and Gas estimated that more than 200 people lost power as a result of the most recent round of storms.
Local highway crews say trees were down in Wilmington and Saranac Lake.
Meanwhile, continued heavy rains are keeping Lake Champlain at historically high levels. The National Weather Service said the lake is still just under 103 feet above sea level as of late Wednesday.