VIDEO: Wind Storm in WNY

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT

Dunkirk, N.Y (WKBW) According to the National Weather Service, a wind gust of 68mph was recorded in Dunkirk during the early morning hours of Monday.

The powerful wind was part of a storm that swept into Western New York from the mid-west.

Winds knocked down trees and power lines causing 5,000 National Grid customers to lose power.

Crews spent the day restoring electricity.

There were concerns that low-lying areas along the lakeshore could see flooding.

No flooding was reported, but areas like Sunset Bay in the Town of Hanover was turned into a 'sandstorm' as wind whipped up beach sand and covered homes and cars (see video).