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      Lightning strike knocks power out to north end of Ithaca

      A lightning strike knocked-out power to the north end of Ithaca, a city spokesperson says.

      NYSEG crews are on the scene, and estimate the power to be out until about 6 pm.

      Drivers are being asked to avoid the 400 block of Cascadilla Street, between 4 th and 5 th Streets and the 300 block of Park Place, between Esty and Cascadilla Streets.

      Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to call the Ithaca Fire Department at 607-272-1234.