Close to 1,300 National Grid customers in the towns of Skaneateles and Niles could be without power until this afternoon, according to The Post-Standard. The loss of power started from a problem with a power line that feeds a New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) substation, according to Patrick Stella, a representative for National Grid. That particular substation feeds the power lines that service Skaneateles, in Onondaga County, and Niles, in Cayuga County.
Multiple hazards have been reported since 12:30 p.m., which were apparently connected to the windy conditions. In Cicero, officials closed Bartel Road to traffic because of an arcing power line. Despite the issue, power in Cicero has remained on, according to Police Chief Joseph Snell.
Wind is also believed to be the cause of a power line being draped over South Bay Road in North Syracuse, according to Police Lt. Gary Barlow. Traffic is being routed away from the site, which is very close to St. Rose of Lima School, Barlow said.