Thursday, March 9, 2017

From the Lockport Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Lockport Update on Wind Storm and Power Outage
The City of Lockport experienced a serious wind storm yesterday - March
8th. Our departments are continuing to clean up from this storm. At this
time, all major streets are open. Twelve side streets continue to be
closed due to downed trees or lines. These include Scovell, Irving,
Caledonia, Washington, Hawley, Church, Gooding, Akron, Lincoln Drive,
Beattie, Ransom and Pine.

City crews have removed 20 trees and have another 23 trees to be removed.
This does not include the numerous branches that may be hanging or down.
We are encouraging parents to prevent children from walking on sidewalks
with downed trees or power lines as well as city parks which have fallen
trees.
Some traffic signals are completely out due to the power outage or are
blinking. The public is reminded that a traffic signal that is out,
should be treated as a four-way stop. A blinking red light should be
treated as a stop sign and a blinking yellow light should be treated as a
yield or proceed with caution.
Power outages continue in the city of Lockport. NYSEG is the utility
company in Lockport and they determine the order of power restoration.
NYSEG crews are working throughout the city to restore power. Some city
residents may be without power into tomorrow or beyond. Mayor Anne
McCaffrey has a conference call with NYSEG officials at 4pm to get an
update on the power outage and will share any new information with the
public after the call.
Residents who are seeking a warming shelter can go to the Salvation Army,
50 Cottage Street, at the corner of Walnut Street. The Salvation Army can
accommodate 100 residents during the day in the cafeteria and can
accommodate 50 residents overnight, as they have 50 cots. Residents can
go to the Salvation Army any time today and into the evening.

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