posted on February 17, 2014 07:19
Bitter cold this morning but a thaw is around the corner.
The National Weather Service is predicting a melting of the existing snow pack over the next four days as high temperatures are forecast from the mid 30’s to the upper 40’s by Friday.
The snow melt will mean a greater chance for ice jam flooding that could begin late Thursday night or Friday.
A Geneseo company is working hard to meet the nation's demand for road salt during this brutal winter season.
From Maine to Georgia, state and local governments have been scrambling to meet the demand created by the many storms this year.
American Rock Salt is believed to be the largest salt mine in the country, producing four-million tons a year.
They had a stockpile of 700,000 tons, but it is gone and the company is trying hard not to fall behind as the orders pour in.
Today is President’s Day, a national holiday. Federal, State and local government offices will be closed.
Schools are closed today and there will be no mail delivery.
Lawmen in Livingston County have arrested a woman on charges of Identity Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.
26 year old Ashley Coen of Angelica, NY, is accused of using a stolen credit card to get cash from an ATM in Avon. Coen is now in jail.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest of Coen is connected to a string of burglaries around Conesus Lake. An arrest in that case was announced on Friday.
From the local police blotter this morning:
24-year-old Edward McDonald the Third of South Street, LeRoy.
He’s facing a slew of charges after police say they found McDonald, in his car, buried in a snow bank.
He was charged with driving too fast for conditions, refusing to take a breath test and drunk driving. McDonald was locked up in the county jail in lieu of one-thousand dollars bail
23 year old Kyle Clark of Hyde Park, Batavia:
Is has been charged with Harassment. Batavia Police say Clark turned himself in following a domestic incident. Police say Clark held a woman down and slapped her several times – on Valentines Day.
A would be robber pleads guilty.
21-year-old Edward Woods of Vine Street admitted in county court that he tried to hold-up the Sunoco Gas Station on Main and Dellinger last month.
Police said Woods entered the gas station on January 22nd, armed, demanding money and fled on foot. No one was hurt.