Weather forecasters are warning people of damaging winds that may cause power outages and other problems in upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the region. The warning is to be in effect from 4 p.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday.

Wind gusts of up to 65 mph are possible. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph from the west are likely.

Forecasters say damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. They say widespread power outages are expected.

Travel through the region will be difficult, especially for those driving high profile vehicles.

The weather service warning said people should be prepared to be without power, possibly for several days. Forecasters urged residents of the region to be sure they have adequate supplies of food and medicine.

NYSEG said it was preparing for the possibility of hurricane-force winds in upstate New York.

In a statement, the utility said if the winds persist, there may be a delay in work to restore electric service.

NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric crews were being prepared to start restoration efforts as necessary. Workers from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Canada also may be utilized.

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