UPDATE: NYSEG announced that as of 6:15 p.m. Saturday power has been restored to all customers.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as our company, contractor and mutual assistance line and tree workers restored power,” said Carl Taylor, President and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “We also express our gratitude to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, highway departments, emergency management officials and local officials that have helped us recover from this weather event.”
Power is nearly restored to NYSEG customers in Western New York after Wednesday's high winds left several thousand people in the dark.
As of Friday evening, NYSEG reports about 100 customers remain without power in Erie County with restoration expected by Saturday evening.