Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 27, 2020
Schools in Genesee County and across the region began preparing ahead of the winter storm by calling in school closings for today early yesterday evening.
All schools in Genesee County are closed as well as GCC campuses in Batavia, Arcade and Warsaw.
The region is still under a Winter Storm Warning according to the National Weather Service out of Buffalo.
The Warning is said to expire at 1 o’clock this afternoon when a Winter Weather Advisory take effect.
Morning commuters are encouraged to take extra time and precaution due to the slick roads and poor visibility.
Domestic incident ends in Child Endangerment charges for an Alexander woman.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of 34 year old Deanna Yox of Broadway Road Alexander on two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child after deputies responded to a Broadway Road residence late Tuesday night.
While fighting with a man at the address Yox allegedly struck him in the face multiple times in front of two children.
She was given appearance tickets for Alexander Town Court on March 10th.
Wyoming County deputies have identified the victim of a deadly crash.
Officials say 38 year old Renee Morris was killed after her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer in the area of Route 39 and East Lake Road in Castile Tuesday.
Two children were taken to the hospital, but one of them has already been released.
The tractor-trailer driver wasn’t hurt but has been given a traffic ticket.
Police believe fog may have played a role in the accident.
An Akron resident arrested for harassment in Batavia.
26 year old Shannon Armstead of Bloomingdale Road was arrested on a Batavia City Court arrest warrant by Batavia PD following investigation into a disturbance on West Main Street Road.
Armstead was accused of throwing paint on a victim’s car during the incident and was charged with Criminal Mischief, Criminal Tampering, Petit Larceny and Harassment.
Armstead was released with an appearance ticket for March 12th in City Court.
The New York State Thruway Authority says cashless tolls on the highway will be a reality by the end of 2020.
Crews are working on installing the equipment to scan E-ZPass tags for billing purposes as well as license plate cameras to keep track of vehicles getting on and off the 570-mile highway.
Folks who don’t have an E-ZPass will get a bill at the address they’ve registered with the state DMV.
Officials say cashless tolling will lower congestion and boost traffic flow on the Thruway.
It’ll also allow non-stop travel on all of the state’s toll roads, bridges and tunnels.
School closings include:
Alexander, Attica, Batavia City Schools, Byron-Bergen, BOCES – Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Elba Schools, LeRoy, Notre Dame High School, Oakfield-Alabama Central School, and Pavilion Central School are closed for today.
Genesee Community College Batavia, Arcade and Warsaw campuses are closed as well as the Genesee Valley BOCES LeRoy Service Center.
In Orleans County Medina and Albion Schools are closed and Warsaw, Wyoming and Perry are all closed in Wyoming County.
Both the Rainbow preschools in Batavia and Albion are closed along with the ARC of Genesee Orleans Day programs.
Community closings include Oak Orchard Health’s Warsaw Office and the Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia.
Genesee County Office for the Aging Home delivered Meals on Wheels and congregate meal site are cancelled for today: Clients should resort to emergency meals for today.
Lifespan’s Volunteer Meeting scheduled for today at the Office for the Aging has been cancelled as well.
Optique Optical in Batavia is closed for today.