Thousands still without power after gusty winds knock out power across WNY

Western New York

2:15 p.m.

NYSEG outages in Erie County have significantly dropped. More than 4,600 customers are still powerless, and 1,337 of them are in Hamburg. It should be back by 3 p.m.

In Cattaraugus County, where 849 NYSEG customers are powerless, many may not have power again until 11 p.m.

Thousands of National Grid customers across western New York also remain powerless. Power for those customers is expected to be back by Midnight.

6:30 a.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Raging winds across western New York have been the cause of a number of power outages seen in the region early Monday.

As of 6:30 a.m., more than 9,400 National Grid customers and more than 13,000 NYSEG customers are without power. These outages are scattered throughout western New York.

Erie is seeing the worst of it, with roughly 11,000 outages being reported by NYSEG, and thousands of others reported by National Grid.

For some of the worst hit areas, crews are still assessing when the power might come back on. For a number of others, it’s looking like the early afternoon.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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