Warming center opens in Belmont for those without electricity

BREAKING: The Genesee Valley Central School at 1 Jaguar Drive, just north of Belmont, has been opened as a warming center tonight for those without electricity.

The Allegany County Office of Emergency Management reports on its Facebook page that cots and blankets are being provided by the Red Cross.

Other posts indicate warming centers at Scio and Fillmore Fire Departments have been closed, with a third site at Richburg reported earlier as being open.

Nearly 850 customers of New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reported to be without power at this hour, down from 2,000 a little over an hour ago and 3,000 some six hours ago.

There are 392 outages reported by RG&E, with 266 of those in the Town of Amity and another 55 in the Town of Angelica.

NYSEG is reporting 453 outages, including 255 in the Town of Grove and 189 in the Town of Birdsall.

No information is immediately known in regard to warming center services in the northeastern part of the county. A number listed by the county emergency service department for information went unanswered.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for changing situations.

For power outage reports and to report outages, go to:
– National Grid: http://ngrid.com/3hwDxYV
– Rochester Electric and Gas (RG&E): http://bit.ly/3aYnWzP
– New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG): http://bit.ly/3o6vYKW.

It is suggested that individuals without power obtain an update for their specific locations due to the potential for power having been restored to an area and utility crews assuming all associated locations have had their issues resolved.

Temperatures overnight are expected to be below zero in much of the county, with windchills in the -25 to -30 degrees range. Some locations have been without power since noontime hours due to high winds.
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