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Sunny skies follow Sandy’s brisk wind

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Though the system is forecast to return with steady rain and a stiff breeze as the week progresses, the north country escaped relatively unscathed from Hurricane Sandy’s onset Monday evening.

As sunlight and rainbows prevailed Tuesday morning, students returned to class on north country campuses.

No damage was reported on the campuses, but SUNY Potsdam did lose power briefly Monday evening. Workers restored electricity to the campus later the same night.

Though a few small limbs fell, Ogdensburg’s Department of Public Works reported no damage Tuesday morning.

Cape Air, which provides commercial air service to Ogdensburg, Massena and Saranac Lake, announced that all Tuesday flights were cancelled in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, but expected to return to normal operations Wednesday.

A wind advisory continues in effect for the north country through 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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