Buffalo bracing for Monday's wind storm

National Grid preparing for possible power outages
Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 01:51:05-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Wind gusts will be whipping across Western New York on Monday.

Here in Buffalo, city leaders are taking action now.

The Erie Basin Marina and Centennial Park are now closed to the public, with wind gusts expected to be strongest near the lake shore.

Damaging winds could also cause flooding problems near Lake Erie.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says trash collection will continue as normal Monday, but he is asking everyone to secure their garbaage totes as soon as possible.

Officials from National Grid say they are expecting power outages.

Regional Director Ken Kujawa says, "We've drilled for this all the time. This won't be different then anything else that we've experienced. Whether it was the storm back in January, or the Halloween storm, or the one that we had last February."

National Grid is calling in extra linemen from the midwest to help with Monday's wind storm.