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Power restored to thousands of Western New Yorkers

As of 7:20 a.m. Thursday, power has been restored to thousands of Western New Yorkers.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thousands of power outages were reported in Erie County early Thursday morning. Power was restored to most NYSEG customers by 7:20 a.m.

According to NYSEG, as of 4 a.m. Thursday, over 3,700 customers were affected in Cheektowaga, Elma, Lancaster and West Seneca at 4 a.m.

As snow and ice begin to accumulate from Thursday's winter storm, Gov. Kathy Hochul warns New Yorkers that widespread power outages and downed trees are a possibility. She advises New Yorkers to have patience with the response of emergency crews, to limit travel, and avoid dangerous conditions.

The heaviest snow is expected to begin falling around lunchtime Thursday and continue through Thursday evening. Expect potential impacts for both the morning and evening commutes Thursday.  

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