Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on February 15, 2021
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the 7-day average positivity rate dropped below four percent for the first time since November 30. The 7-day average positivity rate stands at 3.90 percent, according to state data. The Finger Lakes region has a 7-day percentage of positive tests of 2.39 percent.
Here in Genesee County, the 7-day positivity rate remains at 2.6-percent.
All of Western New York – including Genesee County – will be under a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 7 o’clock this evening.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snow, accumulating 7 to 14 inches. Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
The warning continues through Tuesday afternoon and will impact tomorrow morning’s commute.
Due to the winter storm warning, the Bus Garage Capital Project Vote In the Pembroke Central School District has been postponed to Thursday, February 18 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. The vote had been scheduled for tomorrow.
Due to the impending storm, Genesee County has canceled COVID testing for Tuesday, February 16th.
The LeRoy Fire Department is asking residents there for a little help.
With snow on the ground and more on the way, the LeRoy department is asking residents to clear snow at least three feet from fire hydrants.
You are also asked to clear a path from the hydrant to the street.
Western New York drivers are continuing to see increasing prices at the gas pumps. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular in Batavia is $2.52. That’s up 8-cents from last week and is 13-cents higher than this time one month ago.