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.
BREAKING: City of Buffalo DPW has closed Erie Basin Marina & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park due to high winds & high water. Motorists & pedestrians should avoid those areas.— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) November 27, 2019
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.
Just spoke with @HamburgESU at Hoover Beach. Emergency Manager Sean Crotty said he’ll be monitoring this storm all evening as the winds and waves continue to pickup here. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/hgfCJjbbuy— Nikki DeMentri (@nikkidementri) November 27, 2019