7,000-plus still without power in Orleans County this morning

Photo by Tom Rivers: A massive beech tree was knocked over in Mount Albion Cemetery from the powerful winds on Saturday. This is a spot in the cemetery known as Red Beech Park.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 December 2021 at 9:29 am

There are 7,359 National Grid customers without electricity after 9 this morning in Orleans County. The company is estimated the power will be back on at 6 p.m. today.

The county had as many as 8,046 National Grid customers without electricity at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Village of Medina is making the Senior Citizen Center on West Avenue available as a warming station or a place to charge phones from 10 a.m. to at least 5 p.m. today, Mayor Mike Sidari said.

The Village of Albion is opening its meeting room on East Bank Street from 10 to 5 p.m. as warming station. It will be open longer if needed.

The Orleans County YMCA on Pearl Street in Medina also is open as warming center.

In Albion the First Baptist Church will not be holding in-person services today due to the utility outages in the area. The church welcomes people to check its Facebook page throughout the day for links to worship resources.

This tree near the front of Mount Albion near the pond on the west side split from the wind storm.

A tree also split and toppled on the east side of the cemetery.

A tree also was knocked over from the wind at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Albion on Route 31.

Provided photos: A huge tree crushed a car in Medina owned by Paul and Patricia Hartigan on Route 63 near the Glenwood Lake boat launch.

Paul and Patricia Hartigan are shown near the large stump after tree fell over from the wind storm.

As of 10:30 this morning, there are still 7,790 National Grid customers without electricity in Orleans County. That’s about 40 percent of the National Grid customer base in the county.