posted on October 30, 2012 07:49
A tree set on fire by live power lines blown against its limbs, caused the closing of Batavia City Schools today in the aftermath of super-storm Sandy.
That fire was in a tree right in front of Batavia Middle School on Ross Street near Washington Avenue.
Batavia City Firemen responded – they are still waiting for Nataional Grid to arrive on scene.
The situation was considered dangerous…and the decision was made to close the entire city school system.
Notre Dame High School also closed.
Batavia Police have closed Washington Ave between Summit and Ross and Ross from Main to East Ave.
National Grid estimates about 25 customers are without power due to the downed wires on Washington.
Across the county, Sandy blew itself out faster than predicted and the peak wind guts fell just short of predictions.
The winds did bring tree limbs down in Snipery Road in Corfu and Lyman Road in Byron; both affecting fewer than 5 National Grid customers.
At Buffalo and Rochester International Airports:
All flights to east coast destinations from Boston south into Florida are canceled. Best advice: check with your airline.
An illegal immigrant from Honduras has been sentenced to 25-years to life for the fatal stabbing of a woman in the Albion Walmart parking lot.
Luis Rodriquez-Flamenco showed no remorse and offered no apologies when he was sentenced yesterday in Orleans County Court.
He pled guilty to the stabbing death of 45-year-old Kathleen Byham of Albion.
Flamenco said he was drunk and high on drugs at the time.
His sentencing came just one day short of the one-year anniversary of the murder.