Early morning wind causes minor damage

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Although Thursday morning brought with it winds that at times were downright gusty, they left minimal damage in their wake.

Stronger, more potentially damaging winds are expected later in the day Thursday, with much of the area under a High Wind Watch.

Even so, you could feel the power of the wind outside early Thursday morning along the lake front as the front edge of this weather rolled into our area.

That wind left behind some downed tree limbs and trash cans blowing around in the streets in some areas.

The conditions changed quickly throughout the morning, and plenty of people were taking advantage of the relative calm before the worsening storm to get out and enjoy the quickly changing view on the lake. “It gives you a little bit of movement, a little bit of closeness to nature and the way that it moves and it changes and you never know what to expect, the water is great for that,” said Jennifer Moran, an Amherst resident who spent time on the waterfront in Hamburg Thursday morning.

Even though it’s fun to watch, you still need to watch out with weather like this, especially when you’re behind the wheel. News 4 has learned that one tractor trailer did blow over on the thruway near Ripley Thursday morning when the empty trailer caught a gust of wind. Police tell us there were no major injuries.

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