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More than 1,000 National Grid customers without electricity in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2018 at 1:42 pm

Photo courtesy of Brad London: A tractor trailer is on its side at about 1:30 p.m. today after being knocked over from a powerful wind gust this afternoon on Route 98, north of the Village of Elba.

The powerful winds have caused power outages across Orleans County, with about 1,000 National Grid customers without electricity.

The biggest outage is in Albion, just north of the Erie Canal. National Grid reports there are 709 Albion customers without electricity. Power is expected to be restored by 10 p.m.

There are also outages in other spots around the county, including about 200 customers in Yates-Carlton near Lake Ontario. This area without power is west of Lakeside Beach State Park.

There are also 93 Barre customers without electricity, 123 in East Shelby, and 52 in Murray, west of the Village of Holley. There are also 33 in Clarendon near Munger Road without power.

To see the power outage map from National Grid, click here.

The winds have taken down numerous wires and several trees in Orleans County.

Photo by Tom Rivers: The strong winds are blowing the American and POW/MIA flags by the Holley Post Office and American Legion at about noon today.

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