You Can Be Reimbursed If You Lost Power in Erie County
Work continues to clean up the City of Buffalo and surrounding suburbs, as the aftermath of the historic blizzard over Christmas weekend still remains.
There is still a travel ban in the City of Buffalo and while there is no timetable on when that driving ban will be lifted, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says that every street in Erie County will have at least one pass by 7 pm tonight.
The expectation is that 95-100 percent of customers without power will be restored by the end of today, as 840 customers of National Grid remain without power. It's uncertain if those 840 customers haven't had power since Friday or Saturday or a later date.
Thousands went without power for the duration of Christmas weekend and now, those people can file to be reimbursed.
Both National Grid and NYSEG customers can file to be reimbursed, according to Poloncarz. Those who went without power for 72 hours or more, as required by New York State law. They can be reimbursed for utilities and lost food and medicine.
Today is the first time in a week we have seen the sunshine for more than a few minutes. The high temperature on Wednesday will be around 42 degrees, while Thursday will see a high temp of 45 and Friday could hit 52 degrees, which will begin a big meltdown.
While flooding in creeks will be a concern, many in Western New York are thrilled with these 40's and 50's that start today and will remain for the next week. Much of that snowpack will sink down and make getting around and parking in the City of Buffalo, easier.