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Winds were diminishing late Sunday morning after a peak gust of 69 miles per hour was reported at the airport weather station. The strong winds, which began blowing through the region around 4:30am, brought down tree limbs and power lines.

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Thousands of residents in Western New York were without power overnight, and some homes will continue to be without electricity for a portion of today.