Strong Winds Blow Through Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN – Residents living in the Jamestown area woke up Friday morning to high winds and some heavy rain.

A high wind warning remains in place for both Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says winds from the southwest will kick-up during the day, blowing from 25 to 40 m.p.h. with gusts reaching 60 m.p.h. at times.

Damaging winds are possible and could blow down trees and power lines.

Reports of power lines down across Chautauqua County started around 8 a.m.

In the City of Jamestown, traffic was briefly impacted by a Spectrum Cable line down on East Second Street near Fourth Street.

The Jamestown BPU reports as of 9 a.m. a National Grid circuit issue is causing a power outage in the Swanson Road, Willard and Camp Street area. Crews have since corrected the problem.

Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.

If possible, the weather service asks residents to remain in the lower levels of their home during the windstorm and avoid windows.

Travel could also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

A Lakeshore Flood Warning is also in place until 4 p.m. with the threat of flooding along breakwaters, piers, rock outcroppings and beaches

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