NYSEG reported multiple outages impacting over 12,000 customers Sunday afternoon in Lancaster Depew, Alden, Marilla, and Clarence.
A widespread power outage is affecting Alden, Cheektowaga, Clarence Depew, Lancaster Town and Lancaster Village. Use caution on area roadways, treat all signalized intersections as 4-way stops.
— Lancaster OEM (@LancasterOEM) November 18, 2018
A spokesperson from NYSEG says a squirrel entered a substation and disrupted equipment which also took out three other substations.
Power was restored around 3 p.m. Sunday.