Crews working to repair power outage at BMHA property

Posted at 1:49 PM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 14:09:06-05

Electrical crews are working to restore power at a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority property after a Christmas outage.

According to a spokesperson for the City of Buffalo, National Grid and other contractors are working to repair the issue at its Kenfield Homes after power was cut off to 80 housing units, occupied by about 600 residents, around 9 a.m.

“After a review by National Grid and our contractor, ESI, it has been determined the problem is with the main switch in our power substation. ESI is now working to remedy the situation and we hope power will be restored within a few hours,” said Modesto Candelario, BMHA Assistant Deputy Director.

The BMHA has established a warming center at the Martha Mitchell Community Center and will offer a warm place to stay, food and beverages for the duration of the outage.

Residents requiring additional help can call the BMHA’s emergency help line at 836-4994, ext. 1, to ask for assistance getting to the Center.

According to the city spokesperson, a fault in an underground electrical distribution network cut power to residents of the Commodore Perry Homes, as well as nearly 200 private residences and businesses, early on Christmas day. A warming station was set up in a community room at Perry Homes for residents.