Thousands without power in Erie County Tuesday night

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thousands of Erie County residents are without power Tuesday night, mainly in Clarence, Cheektowaga, and Elma.

At one point, 10,000 people were without power.

By around 11 p.m., the number of outages was down to about 2,800, mostly in Cheektowaga.

A NYSEG spokesperson said that the outages are due to wires down because of high winds. People are cautioned to stay away from downed wires.
If you see any downed wires, call NYSEG at 1-800-572-1131. 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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