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Brian Mazurowski
July 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Utilities are getting ready for the heat to put extra stress on the power grid. National Grid has been sending emails to customers in the hope that they will listen to their requests to scale back energy use during peak hours to reduce the chance of outages. "Our system is...
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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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Brian Mazurowski
January 30, 2019 - 10:47 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) - As the main worry of the winter storm turns from snow to the strong winds, Governor Andrew Cuomo had some strong words for utility companies who may soon be faced with power outages. "I want the utilities to hear me today," Cuomo said. "We expect a better level of service...
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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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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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April 08, 2018 - 7:39 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - All the lights are back on and power has been completely restored to all customers in Western New York following Wednesday's damaging wind storm. Both National Grid and NYSEG have restored service to all of their customers who lost service as a result of the storm. Late...
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Tom Puckett
April 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) NYSEG says it is working to restore power to customers still in the dark following Wednesday's wind storms. Only limited outages remain. NYSEG says in a statement "Considerable progress was made by the resources working in the affected areas statewide. The vast majority of the...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:53 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thousands of people are still without power as a result of Wednesday's wind storms in the region. As of 7 a.m. NYSEG is reporting 1,931 customers without power in Erie County. Over 250 customers in Wyoming County are also without power. However, Niagara, Cattaraugua, and...
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