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Nearly 10,000 without power in Orleans County

Dave Ingerson shared this photo of a tree that was knocked down on Elm Street in Medina. Trees and wires have been taken down throughout the county today, resulting in numerous power outages.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 March 2017 at 3:52 pm

National Grid says power estimated to be restored at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Nearly 10,000 National Grid customers in Orleans County are without power, among the 103,672 National Grid customers who have lost electricity due to the high winds knocking down trees and wires in Upstate NY.

Orleans County has been hit hard by the wind with 9,802 of National Grid’s 18,221 customers without power, that’s more than half of the customers in Orleans County. National Grid said it expects power to be restored in Orleans at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Other nearby counties also have extensive power outages, including Genesee, 16,016 without electricity; Niagara, 24,135; Monroe, 8,752; and Erie, 8,445.

Bruce Landis shared this photo of downed wires on Johnny Cake Lane in Barre. A big tree fell down on that road.

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