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Friday 3/26/21:
Strong Winds and Rain Expected, Service Disruptions Possible: NYSEG

6:30 PM UPDATE -- NWS has chopped off two hours from tomorrow's High Wind Warning. Start is one hour later (8:00 am) and Ends one hour earlier (4:00 pm).

NYSEG is currently preparing for the potential of high winds and rain associated with a storm system that is expected to move into the region tomorrow. As a result of the storm, customers may experience service disruptions. Current forecasts call for rain and winds to begin early Friday morning and continue through Friday evening. 

As a result of the weather, peak gusts in the western portions of the state have the potential to reach upwards of 60 mph, with isolated areas along the coast of Lake Erie potentially experiencing 65 mph gusts.

In the central and eastern parts of the state, peak winds have the potential to reach 40-50 mph. We urge customers to monitor weather forecasts and prepare for the possibility of service interruptions, as gusty winds have the potential to bring down trees and limbs, causing damage to overhead power lines and other electrical equipment.

Our storm response team has been monitoring weather forecasts, planning and readying crews and equipment. Pre-staged crews have been deployed to areas that are expected to be impacted, while additional contract tree and line crews have been secured to help restore service should outages occur. We are also coordinating preparations with state and local emergency management authorities.

You can prepare too! Consider signing up for Outage Alerts to stay informed and receive automatic text, email or voice message updates if the power goes out. Download our mobile app at the App Store and Google Play to report an outage and access Outage Lists and Maps. You can also view our Storm Emergency Guide and safety tips.


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