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.
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.