National Grid

Tree damage at a home on Royal Oak Drive in Clarence. February 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
February 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN ) - Thousands of people lost power as a result of the high winds on Sunday and Monday, dozens saw extensive tree damage to their property, and just about everybody was inconvenienced in some way. While the worst is behind us, utility companies, public officials, and private...
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National Grid
February 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "It's Paula in Elma. I'm freezing, there's no caffeine so I'm really stressed!!!! Elma has been without power for 18 hours. There are no restoration times yet. WHY? This is nuts!" That's from the WBEN Text line. Just a sample of the frustration following the extreme wind...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:48 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Extreme winds are set to slam the area on Sunday and utility crews are getting ready. "There's always a plan in place," said David Bertola at National Grid. "We have somewhere between 1500 and 2000 line, service and tree workers on alert." Preparing For A Windy Weekend In WNY...
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Randy Bushover
January 11, 2019 - 4:10 am
A dedication for the Shea’s Seneca building in South Buffalo was held Thursday. The rehabilitated building features five ground floor commercial tenants, including Public Espresso, Shea’s Seneca Banquets & Catering, April Spencer Floral Design, Cantina 62, and Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve. The...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
January 01, 2019 - 7:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - High-speed winds overnight caused many NYSEG and National Grid customers to lose power overnight. As of 9 a.m. there were about 11,000 NYSEG and National Grid customers without power. The most heavily affected areas include the Town of Boston, Concord, Sardinia, and Orchard...
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Tom Puckett
September 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, crews at National Grid could be called upon to help restore power to those affected. National Grid's Steve Brady says the utility is now part of a larger organization that handles all mutual aid requests, which starts regionally...
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Tunneling at the Buffalo River. May 1, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
July 31, 2018 - 11:59 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - National Grid is putting the finishing touches on its massive tunnel project which lies underneath the Buffalo River. The tunnel project, which began on May 1, was meant to carry new electrical cables to replace older and outdated equipment, some dating back to the 19th...
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Tom Puckett
July 02, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) National Grid is asking customers to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage for the balance of the week as a means to reduce the stress on its physical network. "We have an adequate supply of energy, but high customer demand combined with sustained high temperatures puts...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - National Grid is set to begin work on a 422 ft tunnel beneath the Buffalo River. When finished,the tunnel will carry new electrical cables to replace older outdated equipment, including some that dates back to the 1890's. The first-of-a-kind project is being carried out along...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
April 15, 2018 - 5:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Limited power outages have been reported across Western New York as a result of the mixed precipitation. NYSEG and National Grid have brought in more than 2,000 extra line, service and tree workers, including additional support from the company’s New England workforce and...
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