Weekend News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 2, 2019
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Flood Watch for a portion of western New York including Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.
The watch is expected to remain in effect from late Sunday night through late Wednesday night.
Forecasters say that the combination of snow melt and rain may result in flooding on some area creeks and rivers.
Snow melt and warming temperatures Sunday through next week will soften river ice.
Ice jam concerns would then continue through Wednesday night.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley is being flooded with feedback after suggesting New York State should go through a break up.
Hawley is looking to pose the question about breaking the state into two parts to residents’ state wide through legislation…
Hawley has proposed the idea before however the discussion has picked up steam again following a string of controversial legislation expanding abortion, free college for illegal aliens and stricter gun control.
Batavia’s Director of Public Works has been named Public Works Leader of the Year.
The City of Batavia Director of Public Works, Matthew Worth was selected by the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as the 2018 recipient of the Public Works Leader of the Year, in the Administrative Management Category.
Matt began his career in public works in 1986 working for Genesee County in the Engineering department where he inspected bridges, roads and culverts.
In 2015, he became the Director of Public Works in charge of the Bureau of Maintenance, Water and wastewater, of Inspections and the Bureau of Engineering with responsibility for approximately 50 employees.
In 2018, Matt Worth became the Interim City Manager until the appointment of Dr. Martin Moore by City Council.
Mr. Worth received this award at the APWA Awards Banquet on January 31st.
State Police are cracking down on drunk driving for Super Bowl weekend.
Their STOP-DWI campaign will be in effect from tomorrow until Monday morning.
Police are asking everyone to make sure they have a safe ride home after watching the big game Sunday night.
Last year’s Super Bowl campaign led to more than 100 arrests and 77-hundred tickets.