Thousands of power outages across western New York


UPDATE (Monday, 11:35 a.m.): Power has been restored to most customers in Monroe County, outside of the Town of Chili. Nearly 2,000 customers remain without power there at this time as crews work to get the lights back on across New York.

Across Western New York, more than 15,000 customers are still without power in Erie County, according to National Grid. Nearly 3,000 customers are in the dark in Orleans County as well along with 1,500 in Genesee County and, 1,200 in Wyoming County.

UPDATE (Monday at 8:50 a.m.): 

According to RG&E, more than 3,300 customers in Monroe County lost power. Approximately 995 in Perinton, 863 in Ogden, 407 in Pittsford, 239 in Greece, 123 in Irondequoit, 105 in Webster, and 73 in Brighton. 


Power outages are expected Sunday afternoon into Monday as strong winds blow through western New York.

The winds are expected to be stronger to the west of Rochester, but Monroe County could see gusts in excess of 65 miles per hour. With the strong winds, we expect to see some power outages.

Approximately 500 RG&E customers in Monroe County were without power just before 9:45 p.m. with most outages in Irondequoit. Just over 500 National Grid customers were without power in Monroe County, as well.

Outside of Monroe County, most of the outages are in areas to the west with more than 2,350 customers were without power in Orleans County along with 6,700+ in Genesee County as of 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. 

The National Grid said more than 23,000 customers in Erie County were in the dark. 

RG&E customers can click here for updated outage numbers and estimated times of restoration.

National Grid customers can click here for more information.

If you lose power for an extended amount of time and need a place to stay, you can click here for a list of shelters.

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