UPDATE: Upstate New York Sees Power Outages
Oneida County, NY (WIBX) - Power outages are beginning to occur throughout the Mohawk Valley, thanks to strong winds from Hurricane Sandy.
According to National Grid, as of 10 p.m., 37 customers in the Utica area are without power right now, with another 70 in the Rome area. Others near Vienna and Blossvale are also in the dark, with 255 customers facing outages.
To the east of Utica, the Herkimer area is reporting 8 power outages affecting 133 customers.
In total, National Grid says more than 36,000 people are without power.
UPDATE: As of 11:30 p.m., National Grid is reporting about 27,000 customers to be without power. Among them are 38 customers near Schuyler, 168 near Herkimer and Ilion and 396 in Little Falls.
Those living near Floyd are also seeing small outages, as 8 outages affect 76 people.
UPDATE: The number of National Grid customers facing power outages continues to drop, falling to 24,363.
Locally, Utica is not facing any outages, though near Schuyler 180 customers remain without power. Toward Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk another 169 customers are without electricity. Little Falls has a reported 317 without power.
Near Floyd and Rome 676 customers are still left without power.
UPDATE: At 1:11 a.m., National Grid reported having 28,011 people without power. North Utica/Deerfield Heights and heading toward Schuyler are reporting 943 customers without power. Crews are assessing the damage.
Near Rome and Floyd, 430 customers are without electricity, while near Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk 327 customers are in the dark.
Outages are also being reported near Sauquoit and Cassville, as 36 are waiting for power.
This page will be updated as more information comes in.