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 "The worst is behind us."

National Weather Service Meteorologist John Hitchcock lifted  the Winter Storm Warning for Genesee and Orleans County several hours early:
"Originally we expected a second batch of snow later today. Now, it looks like that second batch is going to impact areas to the east of Rochester. So it is a little further east than we expected, so for the rest of today we will have on and off very light snow  with an inch or less accumulation." 
Three to 6 inches of heavy wet snow came down overnight on Genesee County and caused several isolated power outages.
Power is still out for some customers in Batavia, Stafford, Oakfield and parts of LeRoy.
National Grid is reporting no wide spread outages at this hour.
Traffic is moving well, especially on main roads. Secondary streets are also being plowed.
No closings or cancellations have been reported.
The local weather is not impacting operations at Buffalo or Rochester airports, however bad weather in other parts of the country can affect local arrivals and departure.
It is also best to check with your individual airline a few hours before your flight – even in good weather.

A LeRoy man admits to breaking into a woman’s home last May and raping her.
29-year-old Charles D. Johnson entered a guilty plea to a single count of first-degree rape in County Court. 
He faces up to 18 years in jail. 
If he went to trial, he could have been sentenced to 25 years.
Johnson said he didn’t remember the crime because he was “too high.”

Genesee County has the lowest unemployment rate in WNY.
The State Department of Labor reports the jobless rate in Genesee County was 6.1 percent in October.
Wyoming County’s rate was 6.5.
Orleans County continues to have one of the worst rates in the state at 8-point-5 percent.

The New York state trooper who died during a training accident last week is being remembered as a kind hearted family man who was devoted to duty.  Ross Riley was killed when he fell from a ledge while performing a simulated rescue in the gorge at Letchworth State Park.  Around 15-hundred police officers from all over the region turned out for the former Marine and Gulf War veteran's funeral service yesterday at St. Bonaventure University.
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