Sandy knocks out power to 180K in upstate NY
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — More than 280,000 homes and businesses across upstate New York are without power as superstorm Sandy continues to pummel the region with high winds and rain.
Monroe County officials issued an evacuation Monday night order for about 2,200 homes on Lake Ontario in the Rochester after wind-driven waves slammed the shoreline in the city and the neighboring town of Greece.
More than 20,000 customers are without power in the Rochester area Tuesday morning.
Most of the power outages outside New York City are in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan counties, where more than 200,000 customers are without electricity.
Most schools have canceled classes Tuesday after many either called off classes Monday or sent students home early.