SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE – 4:30PM: Downed power lines, closed roads, power outages and more are the effects of a severe storm which passed through Allegany County this afternoon, with a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH continuing until 6PM and a WIND ADVISORY until 7PM.
Some 1,500 locations still are without power at this hour, primarily in the southern, central and eastern portions of the county, with motor vehicle accidents and building damages having been reported at various locations.
At one point, all Allegany County firefighters were requested to report to their stations for potential dispatch, with 911 dispatch also asking units to hold radio traffic for assigned response due to an overwhelming number of calls being received.
Top wind gusts of 58MPH were recorded at the Wellsville Airport, with the National Weather Service warning of winds as high as 70MPH in counties to the west.
More detail for the region
Additional information, including winds and precipitation timing for specific locations in Allegany and each adjoining county, provided by three different National Weather Service (NWS) forecast centers, is available through our exclusive Weather Resources page links at https://bit.ly/3YAlcPI or by using the link in the left column of this page.
Forecasts for the coming week also are provided in this resource..
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