Evening Storm Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 4, 2018
The High Wind Warning for Genesee County is no longer in effect, but nearly 1,000 customers of National Grid remain without power.
The utility reports that it could be as late as 10 o’clock tonight before all power in the county is restored.
Yesterday’s hurricane-force winds toppled trees, ripped down power lines and overturned tractor-trailer trucks.
A peak wind gust of 75 miles per hour was recorded by the weather station at GCC’s Batavia campus.
Route 77 was closed for several hours by big rigs that were swept off their wheels.
Downed trees crashed onto a home in Oakfield and a front porch of an East Main Street home in Batavia was damaged by another uprooted tree.
The storm and the winds moved eastward by early evening.
There were no reports of serious storm related injuries.