JAMESTOWN – The clean up continues today after a strong thunderstorm swept through the area on Labor Day – causing both power outages and property damage for local residents.
Hardest hit by the storm was the village of Lakewood, which saw strong wind, large hail and lightning strikes, beginning at about 1 p.m. and lasting for nearly 20 minutes. The storm uprooted dozens of trees, downed power lines and even forced a car to roll onto it’s side. However, despite the damage, no injuries were reported.
The storm did cause power outages in several service areas, including the towns of Busti, Ellicott and in the city of Jamestown.
According to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, the outages were mostly on the west and north sides of the city and West Ellicott – leaving nearly 3500 customers without power. Service was totally restored by 7:45 Monday night. According to National Grid spokesman, as many as 4,300 of its customers were without power following the storm. All but about 100 of those customers had power restored by early Monday night.