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11K power outages reported across upstate NY

Posted at: 01/31/2013 8:08 AM
Updated at: 01/31/2013 9:43 AM
By: AP

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - About 11,000 utility customers across upstate New York are without power as a cold front with rain and wind gusts topping 50 mph moves across the region.
The outages are scattered Thursday morning, from about 5,000 in areas south of Rochester to about 2,000 in the Mohawk and Hudson valleys.

The National Weather Service says high wind warnings remain in effect until later Thursday from Buffalo to Albany, with winds of 20 to 30 mph expected to gust up to 60 mph.

Forecasters say temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day from Wednesday's record-breaking high temperatures in the 50s and 60s to the 30s and 40s Thursday. Highs will be in the 20s Friday, when parts of western New York are expected to get several inches of lake-effect snow.

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