Winds are knocking out power in WNY
The high winds have arrived and have already knocked out power for thousands in Western New York. In Orleans County, as of 2 p.m., there are no reported outages.
However, National Grid reports that 2,898 customers are without power in Erie County, 898 in Niagara County and 477 in Genesee.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo says the strongest winds expected between 3 and 6 p.m. in Western New York.