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Power outages impacting Western New York

Posted at 2:36 PM, Feb 24, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Power outages plagued thousands of locations across Western New York due to the damaging wind event.

By Monday evening, power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses across Western New York, but thousands more are still without power. Crews continue to be out in full force working to restore outages.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says between communication and response time, power companies were prepared.

Across Western New York, National Grid says the wind knocked out power to 84,000 homes. As of 3 p.m. Monday, that number dropped 80 percent to a little more than 16,000 homes. By Tuesday at midnight, National Grid says 90 percent of customers will have power.

NYSEG and RG&E plan to restore power to 95 percent of customers by 11:45 p.m. Monday, with the remaining customers restored by Tuesday at 11:35p.m.

To view the latest outages and estimated restoration times find links below:

National Grid outages

NYSEG outages

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