Just in time for heavy Thanksgiving travel, here come potentially high, damaging winds in our area according to The National Weather Service in Binghamton starting this afternoon.  Winds on Thanksgiving day in Otsego County could reach as high as 36 miles per hour but in some surrounding counties like Chenango, Oneida, Cortland, Tompkins, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Yates, Onondaga, Madison, Broome, Seneca and Southern Cayuga, there is a Wind Advisory.  Delaware County is not under the advisory but could see winds gusting as high as 40 mph in the Catskills.

In a press release, NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., says they are preparing for the potential of high winds and light snow impacting regions of their service areas this afternoon and into Thursday. The forecasted conditions have the potential to bring down trees and limbs, causing damage to overhead power lines and other electrical equipment.

To prepare for the anticipated weather, the companies’ storm readiness teams have been monitoring weather forecasts, planning, readying crews and equipment and have additional contract tree and line crews ready to help restore service should outages occur. The companies are also coordinating preparations with state and local emergency management authorities.

To get the latest power outage information from NYSEG, visit NYSEG.com.