Evening News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 6, 2022
A Lake Effect snow band can still impact Genesee and Orleans Counties.
A Lake Effect Snow Warning is remains posted until 7 tomorrow morning.
But, so far at least, Genesee County had dodged the dangerous snows.
In the city it has been plenty cold with crisp winds but snow accumulation has been only between 1 and two inches.
The forecast for tonight has a precipitation chance of 60% with less than 3 inches accumulation.
Just the threat of bad weather was enough to close virtually all public schools in Genesee County today.
You didn’t have to go far to find deep snow today. Up to a foot of snow fell on Buffalo into Alden – 13 inches was recorded at the Buffalo Airport.
The potential for more snow is still with us tonight and into early tomorrow.
Governor Hochul has laid out her agenda for the year to come during her first State of the State speech. The Governor addressed several issues such as restoring the public’s trust in the government by using ethics reforms and term limits, combating gun violence, and improving the health care industry.
Genesee County is holding a COVID-19 rapid testing kit distribution this Saturday, January 8th at the Genesee County Fire Training Center, on State Street Rd. The distribution will take place between Noon and 2pm.
There are 2,580 available test kits, with two tests per kit.
Those attending may take up to two kits per household, while the supplies last.
You will have to show proof of residence in Genesee County.
Wyoming County residents are encouraged to pick up KN95 masks weekdays during regular business hours, at the County Health Department on Mungers Hill Road. The masks are also available to residents at public libraries in the county. Local businesses in need of a supply of masks to have on hand should contact the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.