posted on February 17, 2013 08:11
The Genesee Country area received about 3 inches of snow overnight causing slippery road conditions this morning. The weather today should be okay with accu-weather calling for clouds, most of the time, breezy and colder with a couple of snow shower. You can expect a high of about 18 degrees today.
The national weather service does have a lake snow advisory in effect until 1pm for Western Lake Ontario counties and Genesee County for the possibility of one to three inches of new snow.
Yesterday Batavia had a high temperature of 29 and a low of 22, an average of 25.5 and that’s just below the normal average of 26.
One person was injured in a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Lane Way off the Spring Road in the Town of Alexander. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say a car driven by 24 year old Landen McCormick of the Sandpit Road in Alexander lost control of his pick-up truck and began to spin. The pick-up struck a small embankment causing the vehicle to begin to roll over. It then struck another embankment causing the pick-up to vault, coming to rest on the passenger side. McCormick was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment of his injuries.
Two people were seriously injured after a two-car crash in the Town of Elba Saturday night. The cars collided on Route 98 in Elba around 9 p.m. One person was taken by Mercy Flight to a hospital in Buffalo. Officials said the driver of one car lost control before getting t-boned by the other car. Police have not yet released details on the victims.
There was controversy on Saturday as animal lovers went head to head with hunters over a popular event in Holley involving hundreds of squirrels. The event is sponsored by the Holley Fire Department and the money raised goes to benefit firefighters. What animal right's activists are protesting is the killing of hundreds of squirrels and the issue of children as young as 12 using guns in the event. It was a controversial few weeks leading up to the 7th annual "Squirrel Slam" in Holley and on Saturday hunters and animal lovers faced off. This year more than 1,000 hunters signed up and up to 30 police officers, plus Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies were on hand, with the SWAT team ready to handle any incidents. Protesters from all over the state are calling the Squirrel Slam cruel and violent.
Wegmans is recalling various Wegmans brand bread products because they may contain thin pieces of wire mesh. Wegmans announced it is recalling these "Food You Feel Good About" breads including 100% Whole Wheat Pita and Mini Pita Bread, Wheat Hot Dog and Hamburger rolls, Omega 3 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Grain Bread, Mini Multigrain Pita Bread and Honey Apple Oat Bread. The products were sold between February 1 and 15 and may be returned for a full refund.
Genesee County Veterans Services Office has moved to a new location. Its new headquarters will now be at 38-37 West Main Street Road, Batavia in County Building 2. If you need information, please contact William Joyce, Director of Veterans Services 585-344-2550 ext. 5943.