Because of the way electrical power is organized by grids, National Grid spokesman Steve Brady said last week that it would be impossible to say whose power was out the longest during the October storm. He was pretty sure, however, that it had to be somewhere in Snyder.
I asked around informally and heard many people say they were without power or they knew someone who was without power for seven or even eight days. The people on Chateau Terrace were the only ones I could find who said their power came back on day 11, or almost a full 240 hours after it went out.
Can you beat that? Or should we all doff our chapeaus to the people on Chateau, the most powerless neighborhood in Western New York?
--- Bruce Andriatch