Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on November 21, 2018
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Genesee and Northern Erie Counties.
According to the National Weather Service the advisory will be in effect until 10 a.m. this morning.
A total of 3 to 5 inches of Lake Effect snow accumulation is predicated to fall in the most persistent lake snows and winds could gust up to 40 miles per hour.
The western part of Genesee County and southern and eastern suburbs of Buffalo are expected to receive the greatest accumulation.
Motorists this morning are encouraged to use extra caution and to be aware of poor visibility and slippery road conditions.
City man busted for allegedly bringing drugs into the County Jail.
44 year old Jason Jones of Tracy Avenue in Batavia is facing charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Introducing Dangerous Contraband into Prison following investigation into alleged contraband being smuggled into the Genesee County Jail.
Jones was accused of sneaking drugs into the facility which he intended to use while in lock up.
He was remanded back to jail and is expected in City Court at a later date.
Troopers to be out in force for the busy Holiday Week.
State Police will be conducting a Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement to keep the roads safe during the busiest travel time of the year.
Lawmen will be cracking down on impaired, distracted, aggressive or reckless driving during the effort which starts this morning and runs through Sunday.
Drivers can expect to see a number of troopers out on the roads along with increased sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols.
Voter tallies favor Congressman Chris Collins for another term.
The Buffalo News reports that after absentee ballots were counted in Erie County yesterday, the Republican still leads Democrat Nate McMurray.
Officials say there are some military ballots left to be tallied in other counties, but it’s unlikely they’ll provide McMurray with enough support to win.
McMurray doesn’t have any plans of conceding just yet and said in a statement that he’s not giving up until every vote is counted.
Governor Cuomo is doing his part to make sure people get to their holiday events a bit quicker.
He’s announced that temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects are suspended until Monday morning.
Officials are urging people to take advantage of rest stops along the Thruway so they can take breaks from driving.
They can also get traffic updates on their phones by downloading the Thruway Authority’s mobile app.
The Buffalo Sabres return home tonight in search of their seventh straight victory.
They’re taking on the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center.
The last time the Sabres had a seven game winning streak was back in 2006.
Tonight’s game starts at 7:30.