Big winds hit Orleans, WNY

Posted 24 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
Fierce winds are whipping across Orleans County and Western New York, including by the Orleans County Courthouse and County Clerks Building (pictured above). The National Weather Service said WNY can expect strong winds between 5 and 8 p.m.

“As winds increase the potential for damage will also increase with some trees and powerlines likely coming down,” the Weather Service said in a statement at 4:53 p.m. “Power outages may result in slow travel through this evening as traffic signals are knocked out.”

The Weather Service said motorists should treat traffic signals that are not functioning as a 4-way stop. That is the law, the Weather Service said.

This photo is looking from the courthouse lawn in Albion towards Christ Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the First Baptist Church.