Thousands in Western New York started Sunday without power, but they're back online.
A power line went down on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, leaving about 4,000 without power.
At one point, the wire was on fire. Police shut down the road for almost six hours. Walden Avenue has since been reopened for drivers.
As for National Grid, only a handful of outages were spread throughout the area. A spokesperson says they were preparing for much, much worse—especially after the challenges the wind storm two weeks ago brought.
“A lot of the outages were in rural areas. We were preparing for catastrophic numbers and it looks like overnight, we avoided that,” said National Grid Spokesperson David Bertola.