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Minor power outages reported as winter storm brings lake effect snow

A NYSEG outage was reported after 8 p.m. in West Seneca, where more than 2,100 customers were impacted. Only 6 customers were without power as of 10:25 p.m.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the most part, power outages have not been an issue in Western New York due to the winter storm. 

As of 7am, National Grid is reporting sporadic power outages in Cattaraugus, Genesee and Wyoming counties. 

About 137 NYSEG customers in Orchard Park and a few in East Aurora and Colden are without power Friday morning. Crews are still assessing when power will be restored to those areas. 

Last night, NYSEG had about 2,100 customers without power in  West Seneca. They have since been restored. 

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned residents not to run generators inside their home or garage.

"We don't want to have our first responders have to come out and find out that someone has perished because of carbon monoxide poisoning," Poloncarz said Thursday night, adding that more power outages were expected as the storm picked continued.

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