We've been struggling all morning with server issues. We just made some changes that look promising for making a difference.
About an hour ago, Pavilion fire responded to a basement fire at 10816 Cook Road, Pavilion. Le Roy fire responded mutual aid. There was a second alarm for tankers from Batavia and Stafford. The fire is now out.
We previously posted that there is a travel ban now in place for Genesee County. Details here.
The Thruway is closed in both directions through Genesee County.
There have been numerous reports of trucks and cars off roadways and minor vehicle accidents over the past two or three hours. There have been no serious injury accidents reported.
The folks at the Daily News asked that we help get the word out that there will be no newspaper delivery today due to weather conditions. Today's paper will be delivered tomorrow, with Wednesday's paper.
We will continue to monitor the scanner and provide updates for the duration of the storm, but we are also under the travel ban so I won't be able to go out to any breaking news situations.
So long as the server holds, we'll do our best to keep you updated on anything of interest we find out about.
If you have weather pictures to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. In focus, no camera shake, well exposed and sufficient resolution to publish (at least 460 pixels wide).
I sure have compassion for you people up in western NY. Listening to WBEN (Buffalo), I followed the storm news. Winds at 40mph, temps in the minuses and so much snow.
Not that we completely escaped the storm effect here in Florida. This morning, at 2A.M., I opened the door and grabbed the thermometer from its resting place. It read exactly 0-degrees. And to think that it was EVEN COLDER up there. Brr-r-r. And, with me holding the door open, it was getting even colder in my house.
So, I replaced the thermometer to where I keep it, grabbed the ice cream off the shelf next to it, and closed the freezer. At least there was no snow in there.
two suspect names. I thought we had to use our own names. If you are Ed and Tom, you get a pass.
Real names aren't displaying as a result of work we've been doing to improve server performance.
Good catch, Bea. You should think about taking up detective work. Ed