posted on April 12, 2013 07:18
A Flood Watch remains in effect for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties and most of Western New York today.
There is a Flood warning for the Tonawanda Creek at Rapids, in Niagara County and Oatka Creek at Garbutt in Monroe County.
We are monitoring the Tonawanda Creek here in Batavia.
The latest data from the National Weather service monitoring station shows the Tonawanda at 6.8 feet.
That measurement was taken at 5 this morning. Minor flooding can occur at 9 feet.
Tonawanda Creek is expected to crest at 7.5 ft. by early tomorrow morning, well below the minor flood stage.
We will continue to watch the Tonawanda for any changes.
As for road closures this morning, the Genesee County Sheriff’s office is reporting three: all in Alexander – Peaviner, Cookson and Dorman roads are official closed due to water.
A top administrator at Genesee Community College has been arrested on a charge of public lewdness.
67-year-old Michael Stoll of Bergen was arrested on Good Friday in a Rochester municipal park.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office tells WBTA that Stoll was charged with a Class B misdemeanor after allegedly exposing himself to an undercover police officer.
The alleged incident occurred at 11 in the morning.
Stoll posted $250-dollars bail and was released.
Stoll is currently serving as Interim Vice-President for Academic Affairs at GCC. He began his GCC career when the school was founded 42 years ago.
GCC spokesman Richard Ensman said the school was unaware of Stoll’s arrest until notified by WBTA. He said GCC is investigating.
A 100 acre housing development has been proposed in the Town of Batavia.
The Daily News On-0line reports today that businessman Peter Zeliff wants to build a series of single family homes and townhouses on a site off of Seven Springs Road.
The development will be known as Oakwood Hills Estate.
Town of Batavia officials said plans for the development are in their very early stages.
Dr. James Corasanti is expected to walk out of the Erie County Correctional Facility a free man today. Corasanti has served around eight months of a one-year sentence for drunk driving. He was acquitted on felony charges related to an Amherst crash that killed 18-year-old skateboarder Alexandra Rice in July of 2011. Corasanti is expected to resume his career upon his release, and will return to his family medical practice in Orchard Park.