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A run on generators

Folks battening down the hatches for Sandy's arrival tomorrow have grabbed up almost all the portable generators in the Western New York region - and perhaps in the entire state of New York. Super Storm Power

Clerks at Home Depot, Lowes and Hectors Hardware said the gasoline-powered generators have all been sold. The Lowes at Transit and Maple roads in Amherst was expecting a few to be delivered today, but those may have been reserved.

People in these parts remember the October storm six years ago, when power in parts of Amherst and Cheektowaga was out for up to eight days. Let's hope that that storm cleared out the weak branches and that the power stays on this time.

- Grove Potter




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