BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: As of Saturday afternoon, over 10,000 people across Allegany, Cattaraugus and Erie County are still without power.
Both NYSEG and National Grid continue to work on the issue with an estimated restoration time between 11-11:45 p.m.
National Grid released a statement earlier:
A field force of nearly 1,500 workers made significant progress in hazardous conditions over the last 24 hours to successfully restore power to 84% of the nearly 160,000 customers impacted by the powerful nor’easter. Crews have been working around the clock – through sustained high winds and heavy, wet snow – removing downed trees, tree limbs, and other hazards, so that they could replace poles and rebuild circuits after the storm’s devastation. The treacherous weather conditions and resulting heavy snow on trees continue to cause new power outages in pockets of our region. Crews remain dedicated to restoring service to the 26k+ customers who remain without power, primarily in the hardest hit areas of the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, and portions of Central and Eastern New York.”
NYSEG’s latest update came at 11:00 p.m. Friday night:
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID (NYSE:AGR), expects to have more than 90% of customers affected by this storm restored by tonight at 11:45pm in the Auburn, Lockport, and Plattsburgh divisions.NYSEG expects to have more than 90% of customers affected by this storm restored by tomorrow night at 11:45pm in the Elmira, Geneva, Binghamton, Ithaca, Hornell, Lancaster, Mechanicville, and Oneonta divisions. The companies will provide updates including any information involving warming centers and shelters to the general public on our web and social media sites.”
Most of the power outages are in the southern tier, in places like Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Erie County also has thousands of outages reported.
The estimated time when power will return is frequently changing, but updates can be found in the links below.
NATIONAL GRID | Click/tap here for power updates.