Henrietta, N.Y. — Marion Wright got quite a scare from her grandson late Monday night.
“He hollered, ‘The end of the world is coming!’” said Wright.
It was not the end, it was a transformer crashing to the ground at a neighbor’s home. The damage was caused by high winds delivered by Hurricane Sandy, which left Kenwick Road residents like Wright without power.
“I’m just sorting out coupons with my flashlight,” said Wright
A utility crew was out assessing damage just before 7:30 p.m. near where residents say the transformer crashed.
At the peak of the storm, roughly 23,000 Rochester Gas and Electric and National Grid customers had lost power. By 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night, all National Grid customers had their power restored. All but 13,470 across Wayne, Monroe, Ontario and Livingston Counties had power.
An RG&E spokesman said crews were summoned from out-of-state to help with large projects such as downed power lines. It may be several days before all power is restored according to RG&E.