Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 26, 2021
A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended for our area until early tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service has posted the advisory for Genesee and Orleans Counties until 1a.m. tomorrow.
The Weather Service is forecasting mixed precipitation.
One to three inches of additional snow is possible and ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch.
Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads with limited visibility.
LeRoy Firemen and other volunteer departments quickly quelled flames that damaged a home at 75 Summit Street in the village.
The fire broke out late last night. It was brought under control in about 20 minutes. The four occupants of the home all escaped safely.
There were no injuries.
High school sports may soon get to return to the hardwood and grid iron.
S0-called high risk sports, including basketball and hockey, may be able to begin their seasons on February 1st. Football may have to wait until March 1st.
It is all up to the county health department to issue the go-ahead.
Strict health protocols will be implemented to help impede the spread of coronavirus.
The complete guidance from the New York Public High School Athletic Association for sports through the end of the school year can be download HERE.
Students in schools across the state may not have to take any assessment tests or Regents exams this year. The State Education Department is asking for a federal waiver to cancel them due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The state was granted a similar request last year after students switched to remote learning in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading.