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December 22, 2013 - 4:56am

More than 2,100 residents east of Batavia without power

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, weather, Bethany, Stafford.

More than 2,100 National Grid customers are without power and have been since about 2 a.m.

Freezing rain apparently caused some transformer issues.

The outage area is triangle-shaped with the western tip near Clinton Street Road just north of East Main Street and spreading east nearly to Le Roy with the northern boundary just north of the Thruway and southern edge running along Route 63 to East Bethany.

National Grid expects power to be restored by 5:30 a.m.

UPDATE 5:17 a.m.: Earlier this morning, the power outage affected 4,538 customers. And, emergency dispatchers are aware there are people in the county without power. No, they can't help you get your power restored. It's best to restrict calls to dispatchers in situations like this to actual emergencies or others calls for service.

UPDATE 5:50 a.m.: There are multiple reports throughout the county of wires down, wires arcing and flooded basements. Town of Batavia's chief has requested all available manpower to the two fire halls to be ready for new incoming calls.

UPDATE 10:35 a.m.: There are at least a dozen power outage areas in Genesee County. The two largest at the moment are in the Elba area, with 317 customers without power. Power has been out since 4:49 a.m. and a repair crew is not yet assigned to the outage. In Bergen, 1,060 customers are without power. The outage started at 7:04 a.m. and there's no ETA for repairs. Fire departments from throughout the county are still handling calls for power lines down, trees down and cellar pump details.

UPDATE 12:19 p.m.: The largest power outage reported in the county now is in the Byron area, 838 customers. Power reported out at 5:01 a.m. A repair crew is assigned. No ETA for repairs.

Margaret Hayes
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A friend in Batavia has power back, but Prole Rd Ext doesn't.

Margaret Hayes
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Power is back! Thank you, National Grid!

John Roach
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Lost my power around 1:50 AM and it came back about 7:30 AM.

Shannon Laurer
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Still no power near Batavia-Elba town line, been out since 2ish! Thank god for the generator or we'd have a swimming pool in the basement, ugh!

Doug Yeomans
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9:30am - power on East Rd in East Bethany has been out for about 15 minutes.

William Genagon
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Our power's been out since 5 AM on Caswell Rd-off of Clinton... generator's running now.

John Stone
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We never lost power, but a huge limb crashed onto the roof at 2:58 AM... NOT looking forward to looking at the roof...

Kyle Couchman
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Just a few flickers @ 7am here near Ellicott and South Swan St

Doug Yeomans
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Going out to get the generator running before the freezer starts thawing out.

Shannon Laurer
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We have power, thanks Nat Grid!

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John, hope the damage is light.

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