UPDATE 2:08 p.m.
More than 1,200 outages are still impacting National Grid customers in Erie and Chautauqua counties. The company says power could be restored as late as 6 p.m. for some.
Regarding NYSEG customers in Erie County, more than 300 outages are still being reported. NYSEG estimates that the power will come back at various times throughout the afternoon.
UPDATE 11:13 a.m.
A couple hundred National Grid customers in Erie and Chautauqua counties are still without power. Currently, it’s expected to return by 2 p.m. at the latest.
NYSEG customers in Erie County could still be waiting for a while. More than 4,400 outages are being reported there, and it’s not clear when the power will be back.
Elma, Orchard Park and West Seneca still appear to be the areas with the most outages.
UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.
Outages have jumped back up to more than 7,800, but most people should have it back by 9:45 a.m.
UPDATE: 8:50 a.m.
Outages have dropped down to roughly 6,300, with around two-thirds of the outages affecting NYSEG customers. For some locations, it’s still not clear when power will be restored, but for many, it should be back by 10 a.m.
UPDATE: 8:26 a.m.
More than 10,000 power outages have been reported. It’s not clear when NYSEG customers will get their power back, but National Grid customers should expect to see it restored within the next hour.
UPDATE: 7:49 a.m.
The outages now include parts of Wyoming County. The current total number of outages in western New York is more than 9,500.
For many regions, the power should be back around 10 a.m. But in places like Elma, Orchard Park and West Seneca, it’s not clear when it will return.
ORIGINAL: 7:25 a.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than 3,600 power outages are being reported in Erie and Chautauqua counties.
A majority of the outages, which comprise National Grid and NYSEG customers, are in Erie County. Many were reported in the Lackawanna and West Seneca areas.
Currently, it’s estimated that power will be restored around 10:30 a.m.