National Grid says power won’t be restored for some Orleans residents until 10 p.m. Thursday

Photo by Tom Rivers: A section of East State Street in Albion was closed this afternoon after a tree fell and took down power lines.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2018 at 8:15 pm

922 without electricity in Orleans, out of 19,346 National Grid customers

There are 922 National Grid customers in Orleans County without electricity as of 8 p.m. Some residents may have to wait a day before their power is back on. The company estimates some residents won’t be back online with power until 10 p.m. on Thursday. However, some of the outages will be addressed tonight.

The company has 55,350 customers without electricity in upstate.

“The dangerous weather conditions are expected to continue into Thursday morning, bringing the potential for further service interruptions as the storm makes its way from west to east across the company’s 25,000-square-mile service area,” company spokesman David Bertola said in a statement to the media. “A National Grid field force of more than 1,700 workers is active across upstate New York removing downed trees, tree limbs and other hazards, and focusing on public safety, as damaging winds, with gusts in excess of 65 mph, continue to impact the region.”

Counties with more customers without electricity than Orleans include: St. Lawrence, 10.091; Livingston, 4,426; Monroe, 3,844; Franklin, 3,625; Oswego, 3,274; Lewis, 3,041; Warren, 2,766; Onondaga, 2,594; Cattaraugus, 2,429; Herkimer, 2,145 Saratoga, 2,048; Madison, 1,877; Oneida, 1,696; Erie, 1,635; Fulton, 1,374; Niagara, 1,156; Genesee, 1,121; Jefferson, 993; and Washington, 973.

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