Winds causing scattered power outages, downed trees

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The expected afternoon wind is causing some scattered power outages, and downing some trees Friday.

RG&E reports just over 500 without power throughout Monroe County, down from a peak of 2000. Perinton and Pittsford have the most people without power, but there are significant chunks in Chili, Henrietta and Greece. Click here to see the estimated restoration times.

On Fairhaven Road in Brighton, part of a tree fell on a house at around 1:30 p.m. There is visible damage to the home’s roof and third floor/attic area, as well as some damage to the siding on the lower floors, but the branch landed on the ground. No injuries have been reported. The Town of Brighton Building Department has been called in to assess the damage.

First Alert Meteorologist Stacey Pensgen said we saw a peak gust of 59 mph at the Rochester Airport.

She believes that the worst of the wind ended at around 2:30 p.m. and that the rest of the afternoon should see gusts in the 30-40 mph range.