Just before 6 pm Tuesday night, the thunderstorm rolling through Cortland brought winds that reached in excess of 60 miles an hour, according to a National Weather Service spotter.At Chase Field, the Cortland County Airport, strongest winds during the storm were about as predicted, under 30 mph.
At Chase Field, the Cortland County Airport, strongest winds during the storm were about as predicted, under 30 mph.
Many area fire departments were busy chasing calls of trees and wires down.
National Grid reported about 500 customers without power after the storm passed.
About 300 in the Town of Solon, another hundred in Cortlandville, 55 in Cuyler, a handful in the Town of Homer, same in McGraw and the Town of Scott.
Wednesday morning, about 55 customers in Cortlandville and fewer than 20 in Virgil still didn’t have power, but the utility promised a morning restoration.
NYSEG last night reported about 60 customers without power in Locke, another 60 in Summerhill, 45 in Sempronius and about 50 in the Town of Groton. The village of Dryden had a handful of customers lose NYSEG service and it hadn’t been restored early this morning.
Another 50 customers in Cincinnatus and a few in the Town of Locke were also waiting this morning for the return of electrical service, according to the utility.