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Niagara County escapes Irene's wrath

by TSchmitt
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 08:41 am

No major damage is being reported around Western New York after Hurricane Irene came and went.

The Rochester area did see some strong winds that sent waves crashing on Charlotte Pier, and the hurricane prompted wind advisories for Wayne and Ontario Counties. But for the most part, Irene had little impact here, and had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it made its way upstate.

The storm did take down some wires in the Syracuse area, cutting electricity in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison and Cayuga counties. Delays at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport are plenty, however, and some National Grid workers are being sent downstate to help with the cleanup.


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