By MICHELLE J. ROBINSON
1:12 PM PST, February 20, 2011
TRI-STATE AREA (WPIX)
A wind advisory is in effect for the Tri-State area until 4 a.m. EST Sunday affecting the following areas: New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, northeastern New Jersey and southern Connecticut.
On Saturday, winds gust ranged from 45 to 55 m.p.h.
The high winds apparently played a role in blowing scaffolding off a building at Noble and West streets in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Some of the debris fell onto the sidewalk, damaging a parked car.
Wind gusts are also being blamed for power outages on Long Island, and in parts of New Jersey. In the Garden State, 23,000 customers were in the dark, approximately 11,000 of them Atlantic City Electric customers.
Meanwhile, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) reported only scattered outages in Nassau and Suffolk counties -- the problem restricted mostly to the south shore.
There are also flight delays. At one juncture, flights were backed up at John F. Kennedy International Airport for more than an hour. Things at Newark-Liberty International Airport were experiencing delays of about a 1/2 hour, while LaGuadia Airport only have approximately 15-minute delays.
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