Hundreds left without power for days after wind storm


Hundreds are left without power two days after a wind storm swept through Western New York. 

“You take a shower and you come out and turn into an icicle, after you get out of the shower, it’s bad in there,” said NYSEG customer, Timothy Burns. 

Many homes on Foissett Avenue in Cheektowaga had generators running for the essentials, but most were left without heat for two day. The temperature in many homes on the street had dropped to around 40 degrees inside. 

“It’s warmer out here, I come out here just to warm up,” Burn said. “That’s the way it is. It’s cold at night, ya know, during the day well today’s a bad day. When the sun is out the temperature inside goes up to about 47, but at night it goes back down and then when the winds blowing, it gets even worse.”

At 7:30 p.m. Friday night, NYSEG reported about 500 people are still without power in Erie County. National Grid reports no more outages at this time. 

Residents on Foissett Avenue lost power around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and their power returned around 5 p.m. Friday. 

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