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Genesee County remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 1 o’clock this afternoon. A heavy, wet and persistent overnight snowfall has closed schools and slowed the morning commute.
An estimated 3 to 5 inches of new snow has come down, some of that has drifted with gusting winds.
The combination of snow and wind has created difficult driving conditions.
We have a report of a jack-knifed tractor-trailer in the east-bound lane of the Thruway has brought traffic to a stand-still.

The school closings will also impact the basketball playoff games, and the high school musical productions – if the school is closed, it automatically cancels activities throughout the entire day and evening.
The Class Double-D Girls playoffs at Elba and Notre Dame are both canceled for this evening.

Complete Closings and Cancellations here

The latest snowstorm in the area is being blamed for a deadly accident on the Thruway.  Police say 38-year-old Bradley Sout of Geneva was killed when he lost control of his vehicle near exit 45 in Victor. 
It happened early yesterday morning.
Authorities said Sout's vehicle spun out and was hit by a tractor-trailer owned by Wegman’s.

If Congress does not act, over a half-million New Yorkers will lose their unemployment benefits.  575-thousand New Yorkers will see the end of benefits without an extension.  The Acting State Labor Commissioner says for every six people who are unemployed, there is only one job opening.  She also said that the average length of unemployment is about 30 weeks.

Governor David Paterson is resisting growing calls from fellow Democrats to suspend his campaign.  Top party leaders are calling for the governor rethink his future political plans following serious allegations that the Governor and his security detail abused their power. 
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating whether the governor and State Police interfered with a domestic violence case involving a top aide in the Bronx.  The aide, David Johnson, has been suspended without pay. 
 

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# Travis
Friday, February 26, 2010 8:11 AM
Amidst the cancellations I was wondering if the continental school of beauty on east main street in Batavia was also closed.
# Dan Fischer
Friday, February 26, 2010 8:21 AM
It is safe to assume that the school/business is open unless we are notified otherwise.
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