Power outages, flooding, and downed trees causing major problems across Western New York

Posted at 2:03 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 13:11:16-04

High winds, power outages, and flooding are all causing major problems in Western New York, early Friday morning.

As of 5 o'clock Friday morning more than 35,000 people are without power in Erie County via National Grid and NYSEG; and roughly 10,000 people are without power in Niagara County.

Multiple school districts have closed Friday morning due to power outages.

In addition, power outages could be in place for 48 hours around Erie County.

Several roads are closed all over Western New York:

  • Salt Rd Between Lapp and Parker
  • Lapp between Strickler and Goodrich

I-190 NB Exit 21

  • Exit Ramp closed


  • (Route 5 Westbound) Closed from Ridge Road in the City of Lackawanna to Route 179 in the Town of Hamburg (2.5 miles) because of Flooding

Trees and power lines are down all across Western New York.

Several communities across Western New York are requiring mandatory or voluntary evacuations.

Grand Island officials are warning neighbors on North and South Colony Road, Bronson Road, and low-lying areas on East River Road.

Officials in Chautauqua County are telling people to be aware of a voluntary evacuation of the Sunset Bay area in Irving due to lake shore flooding.

This is a developing story we will continue to update.