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Strong winds strike again in Western New York

Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 18:47:55-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Strong winds are whipping through Western New York and starting to cause a number of issues.

The high winds and high water levels in Buffalo led to police closing the Erie Basin Marina and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park Wednesday evening.

The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works reported the weather caused outages at traffic signals including the signal on Main Street near the UB South campus and at Jefferson Avenue and Riley. Drivers should always treat signals with outages as four-way stop intersections.

The City also says the Forestry Department responded to at least a dozen calls involving down trees.

In Hamburg, lake levels and wave heights peaked, causing minor flooding in some areas.

Some areas of Western New York are experiencing power outages. To check the latest numbers for National Grid, click here. For the latest NYSEG outages, click here.