Power restored for some after National Grid blackout

Local News

11:00 p.m.

More than 5,000 are still in the dark Monday night in Monroe and Orleans counties.

Affected customers:


Town of Clarkson- 1,075

Kendall- 1,275

According to the National Grid website, restoration is expected by 2 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

A few thousand people remain without power Monday evening after outages knocked out power to more than 17,000 people earlier in the day.

National Grid says they are still working to restore power to about 4,000 to 5,000 customers.

12:30 p.m.

The lights are back on for some customers after a large power outage for National Grid customers, mostly to the west of Rochester.

More than 17,000 customers were without power Monday morning due to the outage.

National Grid tells us crews were sent out immediately in trucks and even in a helicopter to investigate the cause of this outage. We’re told they discovered a wooden poll holding power lines in the Hamlin area had collapsed causing the outage.

The company is looking into why it fell. The outage, on such a hot day, was a problem for business owners and residents like.

“Most of the morning, this place is full here,” said Nick Tsanis, restaurant owner. “I have a lot of older people who come and left after the power stopped.”

Update 9:30 a.m.

National Grid tells News 8 more than 17,000 customers west of Rochester are without power due to an unknown issue.

Crews are using a helicopter to inspect major lines running frm Lockport to Sweden. The power company says they now expect power to be restored by noon.

The outage is effecting the College at Brockport; officials expect to use alternative power until National Grid makes a fix.


A large number of National Grid customers are without power on the west side of Monroe County. Restoration is expected around 9:30 a.m. We are working to find out the cause of the outages.

Affected customers:
Hamlin – 3,837
Sweden – 2,938
Brockport – 2,886
Clarkson – 2,603 

There are also 4,500 customers without power in Orleans County, mainly in Kendall and Clarendon.

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