Electrical Outages Hamper Region As High Winds Blow Through

WESTERN NEW YORK – As of 9:30 a.m., Sunday, a little more than 150 customers across the region were without natural gas or electrical service, but service was restored late Sunday morning according to the National Grid and NYSEG web pages.

High winds are expected to reach 75 mph in the region between Sunday morning and Monday.

According to National Grid, 27 customers were without service in Cattaraugus County as of 9:30 a.m., but as of 12:25 p.m. service was restored to all customers. There were fewer than five customers impacted in Chautauqua County and their service was restored. Erie County had 76 customers without service, but as of 12:16 p.m. the number was down to fewer than five.

According to NYSEG, there were 50 Cattaraugus County residents without service. Service has been restored as of 12:27.

National Grid has 3,250 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers prepared to respond to any energy emergency.

In addition, as officials expect storm damage from the winds, the Buffalo Skyway, From Route 5 to Rout 179, Hamburg, to Route 190 in Buffalo is to be closed at noon as a precaution.

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