Storm Knocks Out Power To Hundreds, Crews Cleanup Downed Trees, Lines

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JAMESTOWN – Crews in the City of Jamestown are cleaning up Thursday morning following an overnight storm that brought down many trees and power lines, knocking out power to hundreds.

Becky Robbins, the Communications Coordinate with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, says almost 500 customers were without power early this morning due to the storm. Many now have power restored.

“A circuit tripped at 11:24 p.m., affecting approximately 476 customers in the Winsor/East Second Street area,” said Robbins. “Linemen isolated the problem and restored power to all but 29 customers by 1 a.m.  A broken pole is under repair on E. 2nd where it intersects with E. Fourth and E. Fifth Streets to restore the 29.”

Video from Irvine Place at North Main Street show the aftermath of a massive tree coming down on power lines and subsequently bringing down a power pole.

BPU crews were on hand Thursday morning replacing the pole and returning service to nearby customers.

Some residents in the area were concerned they would have to pay to have the lines ripped from their home repaired. Robbins says as long as the lines are still functional, BPU crews should be able to simply reconnect them. However, she says if they lines are damaged the homeowner would need to hire an electrician to make repairs.

WNYNewsNow received several viewer submitted photos of storm damage overnight. We have posted a gallery with the photos below.

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