Warming shelters offered for Chautauqua County residents without power

Posted at 8:30 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 22:23:17-05

About 1,450 Chautauqua County residents are without power due to an equipment failure at a National Grid substation.

According to a spokesperson for the utility, an employee was performing service on a substation in the Town of Chautauqua Tuesday afternoon, which led to a failure at that.

The outage mostly impacts customers in the towns of Chautauqua and Ellery.

A temporary substation was delivered Tuesday evening, and crews are expected to work through the night to get power restored on Wednesday morning.

The Red Cross has opened a warming shelter for those affected by the outage, located at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 24 East Chautauqua Street in Mayville.

7 Eyewitness News will provide updates on the outage as they become available.