Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 7, 2019
On the Watch for High Winds and more Winter Weather.
A High Wind Watch has been posted for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties by the National Weather Service out of Buffalo.
The Wind Watch goes in effect this evening through Friday afternoon.
Southwest winds from 30 to 40 miles per hour are predicted with gusts reaching up to 60 miles per hour.
A Winter Weather Advisory also remains in effect through one o’clock this afternoon for Genesee and Orleans Counties.
The weather service predicts more freezing rain and ice accumulation even as temperatures warm a bit this afternoon but will then turn colder later this evening.
Orleans County continues their travel advisory.
Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower issued the travel advisory yesterday morning for heavy icing conditions that created slick roadways and led to a several accidents within the short time period.
A brief power interruption being planned by National Grid in Batavia.
The approximate two hour interruption is slated to start right before midnight Friday February 8th with power restoration expected by 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Residents on intersecting streets with Main Street will be effected along with those in neighborhoods that stretch from Redfield Parkway to Ellicott Avenue throughout much of the city’s 3rd and 4th Wards.
Two busted for shoplifting from Tops in Batavia.
City Police have arrested 53 year old Paul Kittisack of South Main Street Road and 43 year old Heidi Harder of Montclair Avenue for separate incidents of shoplifting from the supermarket yesterday.
Both were charged with Peitit Larceny and released with appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court at a later date.
A new report is revealing how much it’ll cost to implement the Empire State’s new voting reforms.
New York University researchers say the price tag is over 22 million dollars. But, the changes are projected to save counties some cash in the long haul.
The governor recently signed off on several changes including early voting, pre-registration for young voters and holding federal and state primaries on the same day.
Some Buffalo Bills fans are going to have to reach deeper into their wallets to watch their favorite team play.
The franchise is raising the average price for a season ticket by one dollar and 85 cents a game.
Just how much someone will have to pay depends on where their seat at New Era Field is.
Despite the increase, the team’s VP of ticket sales and services says Bills season tickets will remain one of the NFL’s best values.