Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on December 13, 2021
The high winds that were forecast over the weekend are still having an impact this afternoon.
National Grid says 2,360 customers in Genesee County are still without power. Those customers may not get their power back until midnight tonight.
3,283 customers are without power in Orleans County and just over 728 are without lights in Wyoming County. Restoration in those counties also estimated as late as midnight tonight.
This note for Attica residents: The Village of Attica will be picking up debris from this past weekend’s wind storm this Thursday, December 16th.
Also, the last day the Village will be picking up leaves will be Wednesday, December 15th.
The village asks you to keep storm debris and leaves in separate piles.
A statewide mask mandate is now in effect. Governor Hochul says facial coverings are required at all indoor public places unless the business or venue has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement in effect. Masks also must be worn in health care settings, at adult care facilities, in public schools and on public transportation regardless of a person’s vaccination status. Violators who don’t follow the mandate could receive a maximum fine of $1,000. The mandate will be in place until at least January 15th but could be extended.
Our weekly check on Batavia gasoline prices: The average cost of a gallon of regular went up a penny from last week. It is now $3.47 a gallon
The highest price for a gallon of regular in Batavia was $4.73, back in July 2018.
The Buffalo Bills are now dealing with a two-game losing streak following a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champions. After falling behind 24 to three, the Bills staged a rally and forced yesterday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to overtime. Then came Tom Brady with a TD and beat the Bills 33 – 27. The Bills are now seven and six this season and remain behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East