UPDATE: According to Wyatt Jefferies with Walmart media relations, the Granby store reopened at noon.
The store originally lost power yesterday evening (Jan. 10) due to a strong wind storm in the area and services were restored early this morning, according to National Grid representative, Virginia Limmiatis.
However, Jefferies says that due to the power outage “there were some maintenance issues so the store found it in the best interest of their customers to remain closed until noon.”
Jefferies says Walmart employees started sorting through product at 4a.m. to determine what is usable and what is not and reports that the store is fully open.
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FULTON, NY – The Granby Walmart location at 1818 State Route 3 is reportedly closed until further notice today (Jan. 11) due to a power outage in the area resulting from a high wind storm yesterday evening.
According to National Grid representative, Virginia Limmiatis, “There were about 2,000 customers impacted in the Fulton/Granby area. The outage occurred at 5:40 yesterday evening and as of early hours this morning all services were back on.”
However, the Walmart location remains closed until further notice due to the storm.
A store manager tells Oswego County Today they hope to reopen at some point today.
Both Fulton City Fire Department and Police Department were on response to numerous calls throughout the city and directing traffic in areas where power outages affected traffic lights.
Fulton City Fire Department urged caution to the community during last night’s storm in a Facebook post saying, “Use extra caution if you absolutely need to go out this evening. There are numerous trees and power lines down in the city. Fulton fire crews are working several different incidents throughout the city. Stay inside and stay safe!”
According to a spokesperson for Oswego Fire Department, similar occurrences happened in the Oswego area as well.
“We had a small spike in call volume Sunday night, the one tree into a house, and a few calls for branches bringing down wires. Still pretty windy today, so we expect to see more of these types of calls,” said the spokesperson.
Please check back with Oswego County Today as we continue with updates on the reopening of Walmart in Fulton.