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UPDATE: Overnight shelter opened in Wayne Co. as thousands remain without power

Wayne Co. Emergency Management on Facebook

Wayne County Emergency Management announced on Thursday that an overnight shelter has been established by the Red Cross at Cross Creek Church on Canandaigua Rd. in Macedon.

Officials say that the shelter opened at 5 pm and would be welcoming those who are dealing with the continued power outages, as temperatures plummet over the next several days. Forecasters say that this could end up being the coldest stretch of weather seen this winter, which combined with the timing of the power outages — makes it a dangerous situation.

The shelter in Macedon will only be open to people and service animals. Those looking for options with their pets can visit PetsWelcome.com for more information on finding those accommodations.

They’re asking those who can, to begin planning now for the weekend, which will be bitterly cold. Low temperatures are expected to reach the single digits throughout the weekend, with wind chills dropping below zero in some places.

Officials say making plans now should be the goal since crews are working a backlog of outages throughout the region.

Wayne County Emergency Management says they’re operating at a Level 3 Activation and will release more information as it becomes available.

Follow the links below for the latest power outages:

RG&E Outage List

FingerLakes1.com will continue to update this story throughout the night, as crews continue to restore power to the region and clean up from Wednesday’s storm.


Original Story

Three warming shelters have been opened up in Wayne County, as crews work to restore power to the western portions of the county that were hardest hit by Wednesday’s storm.

Wayne County Emergency Management is working with the American Red Cross to set up overnight shelters as needed. They are also working with medical companies to ensure that home oxygen and dialysis patients can be assisted as well.

The shelters are set up at:

– Ontario Fire Station located at 6160 Walter Cone Dr., Ontario

– Walworth Fire Department located at 2178 Church St., Walworth

– Macedon Center Fire Department located at 2481 Canandaigua Rd., Macedon.

Temperatures are expected to crash over the next 24 to 48 hours. There were still several thousand without power on Thursday.

Follow the links below for the latest power outages:

RG&E Outage List

FingerLakes1.com will continue to update this story throughout the night, as crews continue to restore power to the region and clean up from Wednesday’s storm.

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