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Cleanup and power restoration continue Saturday following rain and wind storm

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 02, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The cleanup continues Saturday following the powerful storm that moved into the Western New York region Thursday night into Friday morning.

City of Buffalo officials say trees are continuing to be cleared and they are down to five traffic signals that are out, the major impacts continue to be addressed but officials expect the entirety of the cleanup to last into next week.

Officials say as of Saturday morning there are less than 3,000 people without power in the City of Buffalo.

View the latest NYSEG outage information here and the latest National Grid outage information here.

The storm brought heavy rain and strong winds which caused flooding, uprooted trees and knocked out power to many in the area.

GALLERY: Your photos of the rain, wind and snow that whipped through Western New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 11 counties in New York-- including Erie and Chautauqua County Friday.

In Buffalo the storm brought down trees and power lines and part of Bird Island Pier was sent crumbling into Black Rock Canal. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park and Erie Basin Marina reopened noon Saturday.

In Niagara falls the iron scow that has been lodged in the upper rapids of the falls for over a century shifted significantly.

In Hamburg homes in the Hoover Beach neighborhood were devastated by waves and high winds.