National Grid makes progress in restoring power in Orleans

Photo courtesy of Wayne Litchfield: Trucks are lined up on West Avenue in Medina last night.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 March 2017 at 9:08 am

2,500 remain without electricity in county

National Grid, which has brought in numerous crews from outside the area, made progress since last night in restoring power to Orleans County and Western New York.

There were about 6,000 National Grid customers without power in Orleans County last evening. That number has been reduced to 2,576 as of 8:45 a.m. today.

Orleans County currently has the most National Grid customers without power. Monroe has 1,985 and Genesee, 1,383. National Grid reported there remain 6,573 customers without power in upstate. After the wind storm on Wednesday, the company lost power to 140,000 customers.

In Orleans, Shelby has been restored and outages remain in the following towns (with estimated time of restoration later today): Albion, 60 customers, 10 p.m.; Barre, 229 customers, 7 p.m.; Carlton, 511, 2 p.m.; Clarendon, 194, 10 p.m.; Gaines, 110, 2 p.m.; Kendall, 160, 10 p.m.; Murray, 309, 10 p.m.; Ridgeway, 175, 7 p.m.; and Yates, 414, 2 p.m.

The Red Cross has a shelter at the Kendall Town Hall, 1873 Kendall Rd. No one stayed overnight in the shelter last night.

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