Thousands without power following evening storms in CNY

Thousands without power following evening storms in CNY

A powerful thunderstorm that crossed over the central New York region Sunday evening resulted in power outages for tens of thousands of people.

According to National Grid, at its peak, 31,752 people were without electricity around 7:30 p.m. Sunday after the storms moved from Rochester and Wayne County towns through the Mohawk Valley. As of Monday morning, a company spokesperson said "significant progress" had been made during overnight repairs, but thousands still remained without power.

The outages were concentrated between Hannibal and Baldwinsville, as well as between Phoenix and Central Square. A spokesperson for National Grid said that Pulaski, Syracuse, Fulton and Volney were among the hardest hit areas.

Crews were working to restore power late Sunday night. As of 10:30 p.m., around 20,000 customers still remained in the dark.

The storm prompted several severe thunderstorm warnings and caused some damage to several parts of the region.

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