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NYSEG says Lancaster, Cheektowaga will not have power restored until Monday

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 17:40:17-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York awoke Sunday morning to winds whipping through the region downing trees across the area which led to thousands without power.

The National Weather Service recorded a peak gust of 69mph at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga and the airport was without power for a period of time.

The number of National Grid customers without power has been reduced to hundreds, but NYSEG customers still without power remains in the thousands, with most in the areas of Cheektowaga and Lancaster.

NYSEG announced Sunday evening it expects to restore power to those areas by 11:30 p.m. Monday due to "the extent of the damage in those areas."

NYSEG says more than 350 field resources are in the western part of New York helping to restore power and additional resources will arrive tonight.

View the latest NYSEG outage information here.

View the latest National Grid outage information here.