As the City of Buffalo dealt with hurricane-force winds today, a bar back lost his battle with a trash can. The poor guy was outside of VENU on Chippewa Street just trying to do his job when the trash can and the wind ganged up on him. In the video posted to Instagram by promoter Tim Walton, you can see the man struggling with the trash can in several attempts to close the lid. Spoiler alert, he doesn't win. The trash can and wind score a (face) crushing defeat.

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The National Weather Service had issued a high wind warning earlier today, which is still in effect until 11 pm,

*WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, and
Chautauqua counties.

* WHEN...Until 11 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down numerous trees and
power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Some
property damage likely. Travel will be difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles.

The high winds caused power outages for many in Western New York. As of 6:30, there were many customers left without power according to New York State Electric & Gas,

As of 12/11/2021 6:32 pm, the current view of the map shows 254 outage(s) affecting 26,046 customers.

If you need to report an outage, you can do so on National Grid's website.

There were also many downed trees across WNY according to WIVB. You can see the gallery here. A 50-foot tree fell into a home on Porter Avenue in Buffalo, causing significant damage.

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