Power outages affect more than 3,000 in WNY

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 customers lost power Sunday due to multiple power outages, according to NYSEG's Outage Map. 

The most recent outage was in Cheektowaga, where 962 lost power. A NYSEG spokesperson said the outage was caused when a transmission line fell on a distribution line and burned some equipment. 

At 4:47 p.m., the spokesperson said that power had been restored.  

Towns affected earlier include Amherst, Clarence, Boston, Langord and Orchard Park. 

The largest outage was centered on Heise Road in Clarence, said a NYSEG representative. At one point nearly 2,800 lost power due to the outage, caused by a tree that fell on power lines on Heise Road in Clarence Center. 

At 2:17 p.m., the NYSEG spokesperson said crews were on the scene and only 200 should be without power for about two more hours until the repairs are finished. 

About 136 customers lost power in Orchard Park and Boston, N.Y. due to a difference outage, the spokesperson said. Crews will soon look into this outage. The estimated restoration time is 4:45 p.m., according to the outage map. 

National Grid crews are heading out to investigate an outage affecting about 144 customers in Langford. A spokesperson said he speculates the outage was caused by high winds knocking down a tree branch into a power line, a scenario that has caused many more outages in towns and cities in eastern and central New York. 

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