Sunday, February 28, 2016

Power outage strikes Allegany County - again

More than 1,000 National Grid customers (plus village of Wellsville) lost power late Sunday morning. The outage lasted about 70 minutes...longer in a few locations. The entire village of Wellsville lost power as did portions of the towns of Wellsville, Scio, Willing, Independence and Andover. Additionally, there were some power outages reported in the towns of Portville, Olean and Hinsdale.
In Wellsville, village and state police along with firefighters provided traffic control along the busy Genesee Parkway, Bolivar Road and Main Street. The issue appeared to be on the National Grid side. By 1 p.m. most customers had power restored. In Steuben County, NYSEG also reported about three dozen customers without power. It was unclear if the outages were related.