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JAMESTOWN – Thousands of people in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties remain without power on Monday morning following a blast of heavy winds.
National Grid’s outage map reports nearly 500 different outages, with thousands of customers remaining in the dark from French Creek, to Gowanda, to Olean.
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 power will be back in the early afternoon.
Due to the power outages throughout the area, there will be no school today for students and staff of the Bemus Point Central School District, according to the district’s superintendent.
In Jamestown, many experienced outages throughout the city. However, the Jamestown BPU says most should have power back on by Monday morning.
The BPU Water Division reports that water customers may notice widespread discolored water as a result of the outages.
Winds gusting up to 70 m.p.h. were forecast on Sunday afternoon. As a result, several trees came down, bringing powerlines and power polls down too.
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