Created: 11/01/2013 5:25 PM WHEC.com
By: Josh Nichols
Gusty winds have been wreaking havoc across the Rochester area. The wicked westerly winds whipped through western New York, downing trees and knocking out power lines.
A tree on Saranac Street fell right onto a live wire, creating concern among those in that neighborhood as it began to smoke. Earlier Friday, an old oak tree snapped right at its base crashing right onto the roof of the home at the corner of Avenue B and Harris Street. When it happened, winds were gusting to around 40 miles per hour, not even the peak of the event which didn't take place until noon. Still when it happened, it left the resident of this home rattled and many people without power.
The highest wind gust in Rochester was 58 miles per hour right around lunchtime. The good news is that the winds are gradually starting to diminish now and that the worst of it is over. However, in spite of that, it will be a while still before the owner of this house and many other homes just like it in our area are all cleaned up and back to normal.