- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - High winds have caused flooding along the Lake Erie shoreline in the Buffalo area, shutting down some roads and toppling trees.

Winds gusting to 50 mph were recorded late Thursday night in Buffalo, where more than a dozen trees were reported to have fallen. The weather is being blamed for causing power outages to more than 300 utility customers in the Buffalo area.

Wind-driven waves from Lake Erie have spilled over break walls along the shoreline in the town of Hamburg, just south of Buffalo. Officials say a stretch of Route 5 in Hamburg remains closed by flooding Friday morning.

Flooding is also reported at the Erin Basin Marina and Canalside in Buffalo.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of western New York until 3 p.m. Friday.

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