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More than 500 without power as wind whips Finger Lakes

The powerful winds that have been moving through the Finger Lakes over the last 12 hours have been to blame for roughly 500 power outages in the region, which have been focused in Ontario, Seneca, and Tompkins counties. Both Wayne and Yates counties also are experiencing outages, but NYSEG and RG&E report that the outages are lesser in those counties.Some of the communities hardest hit were in Ontario County, which still has almost 400 customers without power. Seneca and Tompkins counties, which have around 100 outages each being reported at this time, also saw some of the most-significant outages overall this morning.The National Weather Service is maintaining the Wind Advisory, which remains in effect until 4 pm Wednesday. Winds out of the south will run between 15-30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph this afternoon before tapering off this evening. The National Weather Service continues to urge drivers of high-profile vehicles to use extra caution on roadways, and for motorists as a whole to watch out for potential debris in roadways. As the winds continue to whip throughout the Finger Lakes, warmer weather will surge into the area, with highs topping out around 60 degrees in most locations.FingerLakes1.com will continue updating the power outages numbers, as crews work to restore power to customers.

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