4,000 without power in Orleans as wind takes down trees and wires
National Grid is reporting 4,175 of its customers are without electricity at 2:06 p.m. as fierce winds have knocked down wires and trees throughout the county.
That represents 20.7 percent of National Grid’s 19,624 customers in the county. The company estimates power will be restored by 11 p.m.
The power company reports the following customers are affected without electricity in other nearby counties: 1,212 in Genesee, 735 in Erie, 3,648 in Monroe and 2,564 in Niagara.
UPDATE at 3:36 p.m.: National Grid reports 4,350 of its Orleans County customers are without power.