NYSEG: Most power outages in Finger Lakes area will be fixed by Friday evening

Thousands still without power Wednesday morning after wind storm

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – NYSEG says customers in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties without power can expect to see a return by Friday evening.

There 2,700 customers still in the dark in NYSEG’s Geneva Division made up of those four counties. The utility company expects most of those customers to see a return to power by 6 p.m. Friday.

Tuesday’s storm brought wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour around Rochester and topped 70 miles per hour around Penn Yan. Most RG&E and National Grid customers have their power back. Click the links for the latest outage numbers by county for RG&E, NYSEG, and National Grid.

NYSEG says crews are working to repair at least 70 broken poles across the region. There are nearly 1,500 lineworkers working to restore power and 129 people on the way, including from out-of-state, to help with clean-up efforts.

For people who are still in the dark, NYSEG will distribute dry ice and bottled water at Penn Yan Little League Park, 360 Elm St., from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. In addition, warming shelters will remain open at the Dundee Central School, 55 Water St., and the Phelps Library at 8 Banta St.

At one point, 15,000 people across the region were without power because of the storm and this isn’t the last we’ll see of the strong winds. News10NBC has issued a Yellow Alert for Saturday for high wind. You can see the latest forecast here.

Fallen tree on Paul Road in Chili on Wednesday morning (Photo: WHEC)

Fallen tree in Penn Yan on Wednesday morning (Photo: WHEC)

Crews work to clear debris in Penfield from the wind storm on Tuesday night (Photo: WHEC)