BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - Buffalo police say that a lightning strike to a major power grid caused tens of thousands of power outages from Amherst to the southtowns Saturday morning.
National Grid told News 4 that around 6:30 Saturday morning there was a problem at their Gardenville substation in West Seneca.
The outage left over 45,000 National Grid customers without power in Erie County. That number included over 36,000 in the city of Buffalo, close to 5,000 in the Town of Amherst and nearly 4,000 in the Town of Cheektowaga. The University area, Lovejoy area and various parts of downtown were affected most in Buffalo.
Crews worked on the problem throughout the morning and power was restored by approximately 10 a.m.
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