Trees, power lines down creates dangerous conditions from high winds


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Falling trees, power lines and dangerous conditions spread across the area on Friday morning due to high winds.

Monroe County and surrounding counties will continue to see up to 60 mph through mid-morning.

RG&E, NYSEG and National Grid are reporting thousands with out power in Monroe County.

Local tree removing services were busy prior to the storm removing trees that were in jeopardy of falling. Some however, didn’t withstand the high winds.

Two cars on Meigs Street in Rochester were severely damaged from a large branch blown off a nearby tree.

Crews worked early in the morning to remove fallen trees and clear power lines. Warnings to high-profile vehicles went out on Thursday to prepare and plan for changing routes.

The power outages caused closings and delays all across the county and many neighborhoods were left dark. Some residents along Edgemere Drive resorted to generators in order to start their day.

Check back with News 8 as we bring you the latest weather updates.

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