High winds down trees, means energy outages, impact traffic

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — High winds opposite a island knocked down trees, caused energy outages, and influenced trade on Friday.

Gusts brought down a tree along with energy lines nearby a intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Chesterton Avenue in Oakwood.

According to a Consolidated Edison website, some-more than 150 homes and businesses gifted energy outages opposite a island.

The Bayonne and Goethals bridges both had speed restrictions of 30 mph due to a high winds, according to a Port Authority. The Bayonne Bridge’s corridor was also closed..

Officials with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority put a intentional anathema in place for certain forms of vast and dull trucks on a Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, and limited busses to a bridge’s reduce turn to equivocate a clever winds.

Traffic maps indicated delays for motorists opposite a borough. Police blocked off a apportionment of Todt Hill Road nearby a intersection with Richmond Road due to a write stick shop-worn by a wind.

Todt Hill blocked off

Police sealed off a apportionment of Todt Hill Road due to a dangerous condition caused by a shop-worn write pole. (Staten Island Advance/ Paul Liotta)

The National Weather Service has a “high breeze warning” in outcome until 7 p.m. with postulated winds between 25 and 30 mph and gusts adult to 60 mph.

“Damaging winds will blow down trees and energy lines. Widespread energy outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, generally for high form vehicles,” a NWS wrote on a website.

Winds between 15 and 24 mph are approaching to continue by a night with gusts reaching 38 mph, according to a NWS.

Forecasters design a low heat of 27 degrees Friday night, and windchill values between 15 and 25 degrees.

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