Downed tree limbs blamed for 3-hour outage amid bitter temperatures

As of 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, the National Grid website is reporting that power has been returned to almost all customers in Syracuse and throughout Onondaga County.

National Grid reported several power outages Thursday evening throughout Central New York as temperatures remained frigid. National Grid reports that tree limbs that fell on primary wires on Nottingham Road were to blame for the power outage.

As of 6:30 p.m. more than 6,000 customers in the City of Syracuse were affected by the power outage.

National Grid spokesperson Steve Brady said the company had crews on the scene around 7:30 p.m. trying to figure out what caused the power outage and that the problem was at the Rock Cut Road substation.

The Town of Onondaga was also affected by the outage. More than 500 customers were without power. About 450 customers in the Town of DeWitt were also without power.

Some outages were being reported in Lafayette.

You can always use this website to see what outages are being reported in your area.