RG&E expects to restore power for most residents by end of Monday

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After thousands of customers across western and central New York lost power, RG&E says it expects to get the lights back on for most people by midnight.

As of 3:30 p.m., only 600 customers in Monroe County were still without power. That number was in the thousands at times on Sunday and Monday morning.

RG&E says 95 percent of customers across upstate should have lights back on by the end of the day on Monday. The rest will have power restored at some point on Tuesday.

At its peak, more than 101,000 NYSEG and RG&E customers lost power during the windstorm, the company reports. Outages were worst for customers to the east of Rochester, particularly in Erie County.

As for National Grid, as of 3 p.m., 80 percent of the 84,000 customers that lost power during the storm had their lights back on. By midnight on Tuesday, National Grid expects to 90 percent of customers to have power restored with the rest restored on Wednesday.

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