Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 6, 2021
A high wind advisory has been posted for Genesee and Orleans Counties until 10 o’clock tonight.
The National Weather Service says we can expect winds out of the Southwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
National Grid says it is increasing staffing and increasing evening and overnight works shifts to handle any potential power outages.
Batavia drivers will see little price change at the pump.
Triple A reports today the average price of a gallon of regular locally is $3.46 down a penny from yesterday but up a week ago from last week.
One year ago, the average price was $2.22 a gallon.
The Buffalo Bills will be taking on a longtime rival tonight as they look to move back into first place in the AFC East. Quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Bills as they battle rookie quarterback Mac Jones and the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park for Monday Night Football. This is the first of two times the Bills will square off against the Patriots over the next few weeks. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.
With the spread of COVID-19 continuing across New York State, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for at-home tests for the virus to be available free of charge. Schumer says with the rising threat of the omicron variant, it’s important that people be able to test themselves for the virus right from home, which would prevent them from infecting others if they receive a positive result. Schumer wants the tests to be available at all community health centers and says funds to pay for them have already been appropriated as part of the American Rescue Plan. The omicron variant has been detected in New York and countries around the world.