Sunday, December 12, 2021

Sunday Evening 5 pm:
Thousands still without power across WNY; Wyoming and Livingston Stats not included

Update: This article has been updated for accuracy.

Power outages remain widespread after gusty winds battered much of Western New York Saturday afternoon and evening. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, over 3,600 NYSEG customers were still without power in Western New York. This number is down from over 22,000 late Saturday night.

Of the power outages reported Sunday afternoon, NYSEG's power outage map shows over 5,000 were in Erie County. Some of the affected areas include Orchard Park, West Seneca, Elma, Depew and Clarence.

At this time, over 25,000 National Grid customers are without power in Western New York. As of Sunday afternoon, A majority of the outages were reported in Niagara, Erie, Genesee and Orleans counties. Numbers for Wyoming and Livingston counties were not included. The balance of restoration times have not been provided.

National Grid told media that a field force of more than 3,300 workers have been working around the clock to remove downed wires, trees, tree limbs, broken poles and other hazards from parts of Upstate New York.

As of 5 p.m., National Grid says it has restored power to nearly 180,000 customers of 215,000 customers impacted by the storm.

National Grid distributed dry ice and bottled water Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. several locations to help those impacted by the storm. Customers are being told to bring a bag or cooler to transport the ice and water.
Source: Ch. 2 News Buffalo NY

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