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Canisteo back to normal after storm

CANISTEO, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Two days after the Nor'easter, people are still cleaning up the damage and utility crews are still working to restore power.

Powerful winds uprooted trees throughout the Village of Canisteo causing widespread power outages over the weekend.

"There were power lines down, the tree limbs were down, there were trees down throughout the village," said Mayor Monica Recktenwald. 

The village received about a foot of snow, a parking ban had to be issued so crews can clean up.

Recktenwald is thankful for the village workers, police and fire fighters for a smooth recovery.

"They went door to door, knocking on doors, checking to see who needed assistance getting to the shelter, then the Red Cross has really been helpful," Recktenwald tells 18 News.  

The Red Cross set up a shelter at Canisteo High School for anyone who needed a warm place to stay overnight.

"The people were just happy to be warm, have a place to go and get a snack so it was helpful to them," said David Geinitz who is part of Red Cross' Disaster Relief.

The shelter stayed open throughout the weekend and was lifted Sunday afternoon.

According to NYSEG, a total of 700 homes were left in the dark.

About 200 customers are still without power as of Sunday evening.

NYSEG says they will try to restore power for customers by late Monday night.

Village officials say if you're still without power, call 211.


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