Storms leave damage, power outages across WNY

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 14:23:41-04

A line of strong storms moving through Western New York in the early morning hours Thursday left behind some damage, and more than 8,000 without power.

The majority of the power outages were in Niagara County, although about 3,000 were in the city of Buffalo.

Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines across the region. Tuscarora Road in South Buffalo was closed for several hours overnight after a tree blocked the road. Crews were called to Buffum road as well for multiple trees down.

In Williamsville, a tree fell onto a power line, and a car. Pfohl Avenue was closed for several hours as crews worked to clean up the damage.

One viewer also sent video of debris being blown around Canalside around 1:30 a.m.

And winds knocked down trees in power lines in Lockport, closing Prosect Road for several hours.


The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts over 60 miles an hour at the Buffalo Airport during the strongest part of the storm.

There were no reports of any injuries.