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National Grid has restored power to thousands

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 December 2013 at 7:26 pm

Company reports nearly 4,000 still without electricity

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Albion Rescue Truck is parked in a driveway on West Academy Street while firefighters pumped a basement. Several streets in Albion remain without power.

National Grid has made progress restoring electricity to several areas of Orleans County. About 4,500 customers have had their power return since 2 p.m.

The company reported at 7 p.m. that 3,912 customers remained without electricity. At 1:55 p.m., there were 8,590 customers with no power, nearly half of the county.

Genesee County has 483 customers without power and Monroe County only has 178 off-line right now, according to National Grid. Niagara County also has been hit hard by the ice storm. There are 6,467 customers without power, as of 7 p.m.