National Grid restores power surrounding D’Youville College

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — National Grid shut off power to a widespread area of Buffalo’s west side Friday morning at 8 a.m. sharp but restored power ahead of schedule.

A new arts, sciences and education building at D’Youville College needs to be connected to the grid. Officials say this required turning off the power to many streets surrounding the college for several hours to complete the connection process.Allentown Power Outage

The streets include Porter Avenue to the north, Hudson Street to the south, College Street to the east and Niagara Street to the west.  The duration of the power outage was set to be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but only lasted until about 3 p.m.

Many residents were originally outraged after National Grid announced an eight hour outage with no notice for Thursday, but the company attempted to rectify the misstep by postponing the work and slashing the number of customers who would be affected.

Originally 900 residents were slated to be affected, but on Friday, only about 400 homes went without power. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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