Most power outages restored in upstate NY

Posted at: 11/18/2013 1:22 PM
By: Associated Press

Most of the nearly 20,000 power outages across upstate New York caused by a strong storm system barreling out of the Midwest have been repaired.

The number of outages remaining early Monday afternoon totaled fewer than 2,500, with most of them in northern or eastern sections of the state.

Earlier, high winds had knocked down trees and power lines, cutting electricity service to almost 20,000 homes and businesses from Lake Erie's eastern shore to the Hudson Valley. The National Weather Service in Buffalo reported winds of 30 mph gusted to nearly 60 mph early Monday morning.

The weather service has issued wind advisories for much of upstate New York until Monday afternoon.