Wind Damage in WNY

Trees and power lines down, truck rollovers.

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A wild weather day in Western New York.   A peak gust of 60 mph was recorded at the Buffalo Airport Wednesday morning.

Niagara Falls Airport also reported 60 mph gusts in the 10am and 11am hours.  Batavia received gusts of upwards of 65 mph.

As winds have increased, temperatures have fallen sharply due to a cold front pushing through the region. In a matter of two hours, the temperature dropped from nearly 60 degrees to 38 degrees. 

The winds have created a number of problems.  As seen in the cover photo, high winds brought down a large tree on Weston Avenue in Niagara Falls.   

There are many reports of fallen trees and downed wires.

There was a tractor trailer rollover on the 90 East ramp just before the 290 West. That truck was cleaned up early into the afternoon. Niagara County also reported a tractor trailer rollover on Campbell Boulevard in Pendleton. 

Overhead message boards on the I-190 were advising trucks NOT to use the Buffalo Skyway. 

Utilities NYSEG and National Grid have been dealing with outages throughout the day.    Check HERE for  National Grid    Check HERE for NYSEG. 

The National Weather Service also issued a flash flood watch for Northern Erie and Niagara counties along the Niagara River until 8pm.   A lake seiche has been occuring along the Lake Erie shoreline.  Water levels are expected to climb 5 feet or more Wednesday afternoon. 

(picture) Tractor Trailer rollover on the 90 East to the 290 West.

WATCH: Windy look at Lake Erie along Route 5:

WATCH: Strong winds with equally powerful waves by Hamburg Town Park

WATCH: Winds not a problem for ducks along Buffalo's Outer Harbor

 

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