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Cleanup continues in South Buffalo; small craft advisory issued for Lake Erie

The storms that blasted Buffalo Friday left toppled trees throughout the city.

City crews worked to clear trees blocking numerous streets throughout South Buffalo, the Buffalo Fire Department alarm office reported.

Downed trees were reported on Sage and Milford streets and at Hopkins Street and Good Avenue.

The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation reported that nearly 42,000 customers lost power at the height of the storm Friday afternoon, but the corporation expected to have power restored to all customers by Saturday night.

The heaviest damage was reported between noon and 2 p.m. Friday, when strong winds hit the Lake Erie shoreline at Lackawanna, said David Thomas of the National Weather Service.

Winds at the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Fuhrmann Boulevard were clocked between 50 and 60 mph, Thomas said.

A beach hazard warning was issued for the Lake Erie shoreline through 11 p.m. Saturday.

"It's not an ideal day for swimming and boating day with the rip current beach and large waves,"  Thomas said.

Waves starting at four feet were reported off Route 5.

A small craft advisory was issued for Lake Erie. A coastal flood warning remains in effect for Lake Ontario in Niagara and Orleans counties.

Watch: Footage from Small Boat Harbor of Friday's wild storm

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