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Snow, ice, slush: Knocks out power, downs trees before rapid warmup

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Dozens of National Grid customers without power overnight

*Power restored about 1am

By Andrew Harris

As of 11pm, a few hours of a mixed precipitation has given way to rain. That mix has created varying conditions, depending on elevation. On the hilltops, the pine trees are bent over sideways with a very wet ice, likely causing the isolated power outages about 9pm in the town of Wellsville and Alma.

In lower elevations it has been raining for hours and the word is “slush.”

A weather roller coaster continues as the temperatures will increase to near sixty degrees on Thursday before crashing back down toward single digits for Friday lows.

All Wellsville area power outages are expected to be restored within hours

National Grid has increased staffing and is extending evening and overnight work shifts in preparation for snow, sleet, ice, and potential high winds across portions of upstate New York today and Thursday. In addition, the company has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan. Please prioritize safety by minimizing outside activities and having a well-stocked winter home emergency supply kit. Customers are reminded never to touch downed power lines and always assume they carry live electricity. Downed power lines should be immediately reported to National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or by calling 911.

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