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Strong winds, power outages on Sunday

Western New York and the Finger Lakes dealt with thousands of power outages after strong winds and heavy rain swept thorugh the area on Sunday.

RG&E, NYSEG and National Grid had additional crews standing by over the weekend due to the forecast for wind gusts that were forecast to top over 60 mph.

There were scattered outages throughout the day on Sunday affecting more than 7,000 customers in Monroe County and more than 6,000 customers  in the Canandaigua area. Service in those areas was restored late Sunday night, with just a few hundred customers without power Monday morning. The utility companies say they're still doing further damage assessment to see what work remains to be finished.

On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state was ready to respond with trucks, dozers and other equipment as needed due to weather conditions across New York.

The strong winds were part of cold fronts moving into the area; Monday the forecast calls for a high in the 40s and mostly sunny skies.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.