SARATOGA SPRINGS - People across the Capital Region have been dealing with power outages resulting from Sandy.
In Saratoga County, a spokesperson for National Grid says 4,500 people in total were in the dark Monday night, 3,100 in Saratoga Springs alone.
It was an eerie drive on Route 9 Monday night heading into downtown Saratoga Springs, both sides of the street dark until you reached Congress Park. But the scarce lighting didn't stop some from heading out.
"I think we were pleasantly underwhelmed by the outcome of the storm," says Jennifer Williams. "It was supposed to be the storm of the century, but we're out walking our dog, so I think we're going to be okay."
The few others who were out downtown say so far, the storm has been manageable.
"In general, I think the power has been out, parts come here and on and off, everyone trying to scramble with generators to keep things running," says Joseph Andrew.
A spokesperson for National Grid says the company has mobilized hundreds of crews in upstate NY to help restore power, a process that will likely take some time, but residents say so far, the response has been good.