BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The winds are also packing a fierce punch to Niagara County and the northtowns. Pick just about any street around the metro area, and you will see and hear the same thing. People are busy cleaning up the damage by the wild winds.
Workers on Buffalo’s west side were sawing on a 65-year-old silver maple along Linwood Avenue. The tree’s beautiful branches simply couldn’t withstand the wind.
In the 300 block of Lafayette, a tree came crashing down on a porch of a house. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Over on Hoyt Street, a blue car wasn’t as luck. Winds uprooted a tree and knocked out a window on the vehicle. No one was injured.
At Kenmore Avenue and Rowley, workers spent the morning cleaning up more downed branches. Drivers had a tough time getting around part of a tree that blocked the right lane on Kenmore Avenue.
There was plenty of damage in North Tonawanda. The wind knocked out power to the neighborhood near Grant Street School. Administrators decided to play it safe and cancel classes at the campus. Children who had to get to school had to huddle behind buildings to block the wind.
Crews from the power companies are working to get the lights back on. They have been busy chasing down outage after outage.
A High Wind Warning is still in effect for much of the area and a lesser Wind Advisory in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties, and Northern Pennsylvania will continue until 4 p.m. Friday. There should be a noticeable drop in the wind speed getting toward evening.
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