High Winds Cause Damage and Power Outages

7:13 PM, Jan 18, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY-- The high wind gusts of the past several hours left many without power and damage throughout WNY.

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In fact, the winds were so high that they caused damage to the roof of Southtowns Catholic School in Lakeview, forcing school officials to cancel classes for the rest of the week.

In the Town of Alden, winds also knocked over a gas pump at the Sunoco gas Station at the corner of Walden Avenue and Genesee Street. 

Both National Grid and NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas) have resources on the web to help you find out when your power will be back on if it goes out.  

A strong cold front crossed all of WNY Tuesday evening bringing damaging winds and colder temperatures. Winds will contiunue to subside this morning and afternoon from the northwest at 10-20mph.

Lake effect snow developed over the deeper southtowns and S. Tier producing a few inches of accumulation overnight.  Lake snow will continue in the southowns this morning with additional accumulations of 1-3" while narrow bands of snow will cross portions of Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties producing 1-2" of accumulation before subsiding later this afternoon.

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