BUFFALO, N.Y. - The same storm system that was spawning tornadoes across the mid-west and the south caused some minor damage here in Western New York overnight, knocking out power to hundreds in Niagara and Erie Counties.
By daybreak this morning, more than 6,000 NYSEG and National Grid customers were without power in Niagara County, suggesting the northtowns were hit the hardest. There were just over 1,000 power outages reported in Erie County around 10:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service said that gusts around the area peaked at around 65 m.p.h. this morning. The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport recorded a peak gust of 58 m.p.h. at 7 a.m.
The high wind warning remains in effect for Western New York until 10 p.m. Sustained winds are expected to slowly die down during the day.