JAMESTOWN – Residents across Chautauqua County were greeted with nasty weather at the end of Labor Day with a series of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the region.
The storms began moving into the area just before 11 p.m. Monday and continued for more than an hour, with plenty of rainfall, strong winds, and lightning hitting a widespread area.
As a result of the storm, scattered outages were reported in the region and the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Electric Division reported early Tuesday working to repair several outages that began occurring around midnight, due to high winds.
Jamestown electric outages were reported in the Palmer, Norton and Pershing areas. Electricity is off in the areas of King, English and Tower Streets. The water pump station at English Hill was also off due to the power outage and caused some low water pressure and discolored water in that area.
Power was also out in the Village of Celoron in the vicinity of Jackson Avenue, Livingston Avenue, 5th and 7th Streets. A few customers in the Bonita area of Fluvanna and on Elmwood in Falconer also lost power. And West Ellicott streets of Howard, Warwick and Elmwood were out of power.
Damage to electric lines seems to be caused by high wind conditions.
BPU crews were on the job working to restore electricity, although no time estimate was provided on when power would be restored.
Crews with National Grid were also working across the region to restore power to several affected areas, primarily in the northern half of the county.