Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 1, 2022
Total activity for the City of Batavia Fire Department was up 5-percent over the previous year.
City Fire reports they answered 2,390 alarms in 2021. The vast majority were Emergency Medical Calls. There were also 66 fires and 63 motor vehicle accidents. The department rescued four people from elevators.
The busiest month was December, the slowest month: January.
The department answered 90-percent of their calls in six minutes or less.
The City of Batavia has extended Christmas tree pick-up through February 18th.
Crews have been busy with snow removal.
The city says they only pick-up real trees that have been stripped of all decorations, lights and stands.
Residents are asked to place their trees in the parkway, between the sidewalk and the curb.
There has been a water main leak on Oak Street in Batavia in the area of Noonan Drive. The water boys say there is a possibility water may have to be shut off on Oak Street from Union Street to the city line.
The leak was detected around 2pm this afternoon. No estimate available as to how long repairs may take.
More snow is on the way and a winter storm watch has been issued from tomorrow starting at 10pm through Friday afternoon at 1:00pm. Heavy snow is possible throughout much of Western NY with accumulations of 9 inches or more possible.
Congressman Chris Jacobs says he’s planning to run for re-election in a newly proposed Congressional district. Currently the Republican serves the people of the 27th District, but under a redistricting plan, he’d run for office in the 24th District. That district covers an area that stretches from the northernmost shores of the Niagara River to the Thousand Islands region.
Photo: Rep Chris Jacobs (R-NY)
The Buffalo Sabres will be back on the ice tonight as they try and finish up their current road trip on a winning note. The Sabres are set to take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Sin City. Face-off for this evening’s contest is scheduled for ten pm our time.