A power outage affected nearly 5,000 homes in Cheektowaga Thursday afternoon, according to New York State Electric and Gas.
There were outages at seven plants, which meant that 4,824 homes lost power.
Cheektowaga police said traffic lights were reported out around Walden Avenue, Broadway, Union Road and Harlem Roads.
“Drive Carefully and look out for Officers directing traffic,” the police department tweeted. Police advised driver to treat intersections with traffic lights that are out as a four-way stop.