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Thousands still without power in WNY

Posted at 10:30 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 23:35:10-05
Much of Western New York is still in the dark. Thousands are without power.
 
National Grid and NYSEG are working around the clock to restore power, but officials say it could still be another 24 hours before power is restored to most of the area.
 
"They've got all hands-on-deck to restore power, but it still may be another day or so for some of our residents," said Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey.
 
Niagara County has been hit hard by the wicked wind. Various warming shelters, like one on Cottage Street in Lockport opened up to those in need with food, warmth and 50 cots for a place to sleep.
 
While many wait for the lights to come back on, some are wasting no time cleaning up the mess left behind by this weather's wrath.
 
"This is the biggest wind storm we've ever been through," said Kent Davis who lose some shingles off his roof. "We've had others, but never to this extent."