Power restored in Livingston; outages remain in Wyoming
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.:
Nearly 200 Wyoming County customers of National Grid and New York State Electric and Gas remain without power this afternoon.
High winds caused scattered power outages throughout Western New York today.
National Grid is reporting 162 customers in Wyoming County do not have electricity, including 136 in the town of Wethersfield. Other outages include Orangeville, 22 customers, and less than five in the town of Attica.
NYSEG has 30 customers in Wyoming without power, including 20 in the village of Warsaw, and five each in Genesee Falls and Bennington.
NYSEG has outage reported in Mount Morris, Livingston County.
National Grid is also working to restore power in the village of Medina, where fewer than five customers have lost power.
All power outages have been restored in Genesee County, according to National Grid.
UPDATE, 10 a.m.
New York State Electric and Gas has restored power to more than 200 customers in Livingston County, while more than 150 people in Wyoming County remain without power as strong winds blew threw the area this morning.
NYSEG is reporting 113 customers in five Wyoming County towns do not have electricity at 10 a.m. The affected areas include Bennington, 47 customers, Middlebury, 28; Warsaw,26; Perry, 8; and Gainesville, 4. National Grid is also reporting 53 customers in the town of Covington remain without power.
More than 310 NYSEG and National Grid customers in the GLOW region have experienced outages this morning. Numbers have fluctuated among towns.
At 10 a.m., the number of customers in the GLOW region without power was about 250.
Strong southwest winds in the wake of a cold front have caused power outages and reintroduced much colder weather across the region this morning.
More than 200 New York State Electric and Gas and National Grid customers were without power in Livingston County about 8:45 this morning.
Power failures forced the closure of Geneseo and Mount Morris Central schools.
A wind advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. for Livingston County.
Most of the outages affected NYSEG customers in the town and village of Leicester, where the utility reported 207 customers were without power.
National Grid said it had fewer than five customers each without power in the village of Lima and Livonia.
Temperatures that were in the 50s at midnight have plummeted into the upper 20s to near 30 . This will pose a risk for some black ice for morning commuters as any water left on area roadways will freeze, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds are expected to remain west at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph into this afternoon, the Weather Service said.
Strong winds may result in a few tree limbs coming down and isolated power outages. Travel in high profile vehicles may also be difficult at times.
In addition to the black ice potential, southwest winds will gust to more than 55 mph this morning — the Rochester airport recorded a 59 mph gust. This could cause some debris to be blown into roadways with the strong winds effecting high profile vehicles.
The Dansville Municipal Airport, where temperatures were in the mid 50s at midnight, had dropped to 32 degrees by 9 a.m. A wind gust of 35 mph was recorded at the airport early this morning.
The weather station at Genesee Community College, Batavia, recorded a high of 56 degrees at 12:15 this morning, but temperatures were dropping. The temperature was 27 degrees at 8:07 a.m., its low reading for the day and a number expected to go lower.
The GCC weather station also reported a wind gust of 43 mph at 7:39 a.m.
The Buffalo airport had multiple gusts of more than 50 mph this morning, including a peak gust of 54 mph. Temperatures, which were at 54 degrees before midnight, quickly dropped to 40 degrees after midnight and were below freezing — at 27 degrees — about 9 a.m.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph, or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage with extra precautions.
A high wind warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon for much of Western New York, including Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans counties. West winds of 30 to 40 mph are forecast, with gusts up to 60 mph, according to the Weather Service.
Those traveling across the region early this morning should be alert to these hazards and allow extra time to reach your destination, the Weather Service advises.