So far, the front edge of Hurricane Sandy (now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone) has produced little weather-related activity in Genesee County.
At 1788 Roberts Road a tree is reportedly hitting a power line causing sparking. Alabama Fire Department is responding.
There is one small power outage in the county, in Byron, affecting fewer than five customers. Power restoration is expected by 9:30 p.m. The outage was initially reported at 7:01 p.m.
UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: Alabama reports a little sparking that they won't be able to do anything about, so back in service.
UPDATE 8:34 p.m.: There is a power outage on Roberts Road. Fewer than five customers without power. Power restoration estimated for 10:15 p.m.
An ambulance has been requested to 3340 W. Main St. Road to check on a driver complaining of chest pain from an airbag deployment. The car reportedly hit a tree. It was originally reported as a non-injury accident.
UPDATE 8:43 p.m.: A second ambulance requested to the accident.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m.: Forecast for the next six hours: "Light rain. Cloudy with strong and gusty winds. Temperatures steady near the upper 40s. Winds from the north at 30 to 35 mph. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch."
UPDATE 8:59 p.m.: On the accident, four people transported. Minor injuries.
UPDATE 9:16 p.m.: Two more small power outages reported. One on Pearl Street in the city, fewer than five customers, and another small one off Kelsey Road, Batavia.
UPDATE 9:47 p.m.: Elba Fire Department requested to Ford Road and Norton Road for a power line arcing and sparking.
UPDATE 9:52 p.m.: The power outage on Roberts Road has expanded to affect 27 homes. There's an outage of five or fewer homes on Lockport Road, east of Route 77.
UPDATE 9:56 p.m.: Report on Ford and Norton, Elba, appears to be unfounded.
UPDATE 10:02 p.m.: Clarification, there is an issue with a wire. National Grid requested to the scene. Elba back in service.
UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: Because of school closings, Le Roy's Section C Sectional Championship game has been rescheduled to noon, Sunday. The game was originally scheduled for Friday evening. The game will still be played in Rochester.
UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: There's a report of a tree and pole down across the road just west of 3967 Rose Road, Batavia. Town of Batavia fire dispatched.
UPDATE 10:33 p.m.: Branch and wire down reported on Buell Street. City fire responding.
UPDATE 10:40 p.m.: Wire on Buell is a telephone line. City fire cutting it and getting it out of the street.
UPDATE 10:41 p.m.: Rose Road, tree completely blocking. National Grid on scene.
UPDATE 11:03 p.m.: A pole has fallen on a car at 8286 Byron Holley Road, Stafford. The car is unoccupied. Unknown if the wires are live. Stafford fire responding.
UPDATE 11:11 p.m.: Rose Road is clear.
UPDATE 11:14 p.m.: Pole on Byron Holly is an old, unused utility pole with no wires attached. It was heavily rotted. Law enforcement requested to the scene to take report on property damage. Stafford back in service.
UPDATE 11:39 p.m.: A tree has reportedly fallen onto a house at 5719 Ellicott St. Road, Bethany. Bethany fire dispatched.
UPDATE 12:06 a.m.: A reader reports power is out on Chapel Street, Elba. National Grid has not yet reported this outage. On Ellicott Street Road, the homeowner will take care of the tree with a tree service in the morning. Bethany is back in service.
UPDATE 12:13 a.m.: Missed the initial call, but Oakfield responded to a tree branched tangled with a utility line. Oakfield is back in service.
UPDATE 12:22 a.m.: Within the past couple of minutes, National Grid has posted 19 new power outages in Genesee County. Total number of customers affected, more than 1,800. Some locations have two or four outages reported in very close proximity. The outages are in Elba, Byron, Bergen, Stafford and Batavia.
UPDATE 12:31 a.m.: A utility pole with wires and a transformer is reportedly down at 6937 Lyman Road, Byron. Byron and South Byron dispatched.
UPDATE 12:42 a.m.: The yard waste sign outside the yard waste lot on Law Street blew down and partially into the roadway. A Batavia PD officer responded, and by the time he arrived, a DPW crew was already on scene. They retrieved the sign to take back to their shop.
UPDATE 12:47 a.m.: Winds currently 33 mph, blowing north-northeast, with gusts of 50 mph. On Lyman Road, one Byron/South Byron unit returned to hall.
UPDATE 12:59 p.m.: Report of tree down and blocking on Lake Road.
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: This Lake Road, I think, is the Lake Road in Pembroke. The cross is Maple Road. The tree trunk is apparently leaning against a non-power line. The roadway is completely blocked.
UPDATE 1:25 a.m.: Wires reportedly down and arcing in the area of 9394 Snippery Road. Corfu fire dispatched.
UPDATE 1:30 a.m.: Corfu chief on location reports electric wire going to a house is burning.
UPDATE 1:42 a.m.: A tree is on a house on Summit Street. Law enforcement is responding to assess the situation.
UPDATE 2:08 a.m.: We've heard no further transmissions regarding the house on Summit -- not even sure if it's Le Roy or Batavia. Winds in Batavia have dropped to 30 mph. We'll keep the scanners on, but I'm going to bed.