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Update: Power Being Restored After Winds Whip Region

Fluvanna firefighters pictured Sunday morning after a tree fell across Bentley Avenue, causing power outages in the area. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Power is being restored to hundreds of homes throughout Chautauqua County after winds whipped through the region overnight.

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities said power was restored for all customers in Celoron by 8:30 a.m. Sunday after a 20- to 30-foot pine tree fell on lines on Jones and Giffords Avenue.

“Crews are responding to the isolated areas of the city and one in West Ellicott, where trees and limbs have knocked down power lines,” the BPU said. “A crew is dispatched to the Fluvanna area on Bentley, between Fluvanna and Old Fluvanna Road, where trees have fallen, causing the power outages.”

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist in a message posted to Twitter said his team reported no major incidents with “power, public safety and public works except for some down lines, trees and isolated power outages. Thanks to our crews for working in the middle of the night to keep us safe in the wind storm.”

By 9:45 a.m., National Grid said about 380 customers were still without power in locations throughout the county.

A high wind warning was in effect until 11 a.m. for much of Western New York, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. Winds from the west reached 35 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph.

County dispatch reported downed trees, tree limbs and/or power lines in several locations, including Jamestown, Bemus Point, Dunkirk, Kennedy, Clymer, Sherman, Irving, Forestville and Panama.

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