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Several roads closed, trees down due to wind across WNY

Posted at 2:33 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 23:48:29-05

The intense winds have Western New York spinning Wednesday.

As of Wednesday night, roads are reopening as gusts diminish, including the Skyway.

Several schools in Western New York are closing on Thursday due to wind damage and power outages.

Genesee Community College in Batavia closed on Wednesday due to the high winds.

Photo Gallery: Wind Damage across WNY

Law enforcement continues to advise citizens not to travel in certain areas and to drive cautiously everywhere.

The Town of Aurora and East Aurora Police Department are advising people to drive and walk with caution due to trees, branches, debris and electrical wires down and being blown around.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is asking residence to avoid all unnecessary travel until further notice.

In the City of Buffalo, no injuries have been reported due to high winds as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. City crews report 17 trees have been affected - most calls have been for down limbs. One large tree came down in the 100 block of Admiral Road around 1 p.m. that hit a house.

According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the Clarence Department of Power and Water district ahs the most damage. He says several trees are down with utility poles. The trees cannot be cleared until the utility lines are cleared, according to Poloncarz.

Viewers are sharing pictures of trees down all over Western new York. If you have a picture you'd like us to see, share it with us on Facebook. You can check out the gallery we already have up on Facebook here and our extensive gallery of pictures on our website here.