Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 3, 2018
Massive pile up on the Thruway in Erie County leaves one person dead and seven others injured.
As many as 25 cars were involved in the Thruway crash near Depew yesterday.
The pile up occurred in the eastbound lane between Exit 49 for Depew and Exit 48A for Pembroke.
Eastbound lanes of the I-90 were shut down while first responders worked to remove several people from their cars.
Seven people in total were taken to the hospital and one person died as a result of the massive accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
Fire in a Barn in Elba leads to caravan of cattle.
A Skidster was the reported source of a fire in a Barn on Norton Road in Elba that was reported shortly after 5 o’clock yesterday evening.
Fire Police shut down Route 262 and Edgerton Road due to rough road conditions and poor visibilities.
120 cows that were housed in the barn needed to be transported in around 10 trips by truck to a nearby farm until crews cleared the scene.
There were no injuries reported and no significant structural damage to the barn.
Flu spike causes visitor restrictions at local hospitals.
Rochester Regional Health is instituting restrictions for hospital visitors to help reduce further transmission of influenza.
As of today hospitals including the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, Unity Hospital in Greece, and Rochester General Hospital all have visitor restrictions in place.
Visitors will be limited to no more than two people per patient at a time and all visitors must be at least 14 years old.
Hospital staff say even if you have been vaccinated against the flu Please do not visit a patient if you feel you are ill, or have any flu-like symptoms.
An extensive Wind Chill Watch going into effect tomorrow evening.
The National Weather Service has issued the Wind Chill Watch for the entire GLOW region and some surrounding counties.
It will be in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 6 PM Saturday.
Forecasters say wind chills could range from 10 below zero to 25 below zero.
Frostbite can occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of 25 below zero or colder.
If you must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin.
Governor Cuomo is taking on sexual harassment in the workplace this year.
Yesterday he announced that he has plans to set a uniform code of sexual harassment for all state and local governments.
Cuomo’s also moving forward with legislation to put an end to confidentiality agreements related to sexual harassment claims in government.
Cuomo said we need to end practices that have enabled harassment for this long.