Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 17, 2022
Some Closures Today:
Advanced Podiatry Associates, Dr. Carzoneri Closed Monday
Alberty Drugs Batavia Closing at 1pm Monday
ARC GLOW Programs Closed In All 4 Counties Monday
ARC Trash Pickup Canceled Monday
Bens Appliances Closed Today
Casella Waste Management No Garbage Pickup Monday. 1 day delay
Foxprowl Collectibles Closed Monday
Golden Coin Closed Monday
Mental Health Associations of Batavia and Albion closed Monday
Optique Optical Closed Monday
Premiere Genesee Adult DayCare Closed Monday
Reed Eye Associates Closed Monday
Dr. Suwarna Naik Closed Monday
Dr. Thomas Mazurkiewicz Closed Monday
The winter storm warning continues until 7pm tonight with heavy snow expected. 1-3 inches an hour is predicted by the National Weather Service in Orleans and Genesee Counties. Winds could gust up to 40 miles per hour which may produce drifts and whiteouts. Travel will be very difficult or even nearly impossible with deep snow cover on roads and very poor visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute Monday
There were 2 fires over the weekend with the first being a garage fire in Elba at 7504 Norton Rd early Saturday morning. Firefighters had a difficult time because of the extreme cold temperatures making the water freeze and causing firefighters to work in shifts. 2 people and a dog were displaced as the fire spread to the house attached to the garage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The second fire was in Batavia at 142 Hutchins Street Sunday evening at around 5pm. The fire was in the basement and was related to the washer and dryer. Firefighters were able to defeat the flames and the home was ventilated.
The Buffalo Bills trounced the New England Patriots Saturday late at night in near sub-zero weather 47-17. Jeff Allen scored more touchdowns than had incomplete passes during the game. The Bills made NFL history by having the first game where a team played the whole game without a single punt, field goal or turnover. The Bills will be headed to Arrowhead Stadium next week after the Chiefs win over the Steelers. The Bills team has yet to win a playoff game on the road.
Cheerleaders, known for creating words out of shouted letters, want 3 letters gone. Specifically R, I and T. The NYSPHAA Competitive Cheerleading Championships are to be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology but over 11 thousand people have signed a petition to have them moved. The reason? RIT has a COVID vaccine policy in place for all events held on campus and dozens if not hundreds of cheerleaders across the state would not be able to compete as they are not vaccinated. The NYSPHAA and RIT have stated they have no intention of changing the policy or moving the event.