Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on June 21, 2021
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Genesee and Orleans counties.
The advisory is in effect until 6 tonight.
Winds out of the southwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected with gusts to 50.
The National Weather Service says the winds could blow around unsecured objects, could down tree limbs and a few power outages may result.
Scientists with the University at Buffalo say the Delta COVID-19 variant has been found in Western New York.
Experts say this discovery is concerning for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 yet, especially younger children.
They’re urging everyone to take the proper health and safety precautions to protect themselves and others from the virus.
Gasoline prices in Batavia remain unchanged from a week ago.
The Triple A reports the average price of a gallon of regular remains at $3.08.
One year ago, a gallon of regular in Batavia would cost you $2.25.
The Department of Homeland Security says the border between the United States and Canada will remain closed for a bit longer. The shutdown that was initially set to expire today has now been extended another month until July 21st. Officials from both countries have been talking recently about the safest way to reopen the border, but no final agreement has been reached.
Some good news for Bills fans – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz now says he is rescinding the vaccine requirement for Buffalo Bills games and stadium events due to low COVID-19 case numbers. In a tweet, he cited low hospitalizations and good vaccination rates.