Genesee County Emergency Dispatchers are having a busy night dealing with multiple calls of trees down, hanging wires and sparking transformers, not to mention the usual domestics, medical and mental health issues.
A high wind warning is in effect until 4 a.m. The lake effect snow warning remains in place until noon, Monday, with six to 10 inches of accumulated snow predicted.
Weather.com's radar map shows snowstorms hitting Batavia about 10:15 p.m. and a second, larger front after midnight.
The weather-related reports we've been able to catch over the past hour or so include:
A transformer sparking near 1 Holland Ave., Batavia.
Cable wires down and a tree down on Slusser Road, Batavia.
Wires down and blocking somewhere in Le Roy.
Trees down on Tower Hill and Byron roads, Bergen.
Tree in the roadway blocking traffic on Scribner Road.
Tree down near 10604 Broadway.
Tree down on Fisher Road near Lockport Road.
Transformer arcing at Daws Corners.
Cable wire down on Broadlawn Road, Batavia.
Tree on fire and wires arcing near on Main Road between Cleveland and Boyce roads, Batavia. East Pembroke Fire Department responding (call at 7:45 p.m.)
There are about 10 power outages in the county effecting about 200 National Grid customers. The two largest are along Route 63 from East Road to near Cook Road, and from Pavilion well into Wyoming County's Town of Covington.
Assuming additional calls along these lines, we will continue to update this post as needed.
UPDATE 7:58 p.m.: Tree down blocking on Route 20 near Countyline Road, Darien.
UPDATE 8:06 p.m.: Tree down on Swamp Road, Bergen, blocking.
UPDATE 8:08 p.m.: Power restored to Route 63, including the intersection of routes 63 and 20.
UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: Power is out at County Building #3 on West Main Street Road, Batavia. A transform in the area is arcing.
UPDATE 8:48 p.m.: Power is out again at Route 20 and Route 63. City fire is clearing Holland Avenue. Power is back on and National Grid has driven by a couple of times, but hasn't stopped.
UPDATE 8:52 p.m.: No arcing at Building #3. "For the power company, behind the building, it appears that the power has been tripped," reports a responder.
UPDATE 11:50 p.m.: The lake effect storm warning remains in effect until noon, Monday. There are currently six power outages reported in Genesee County. The three biggest are: East Pembroke along Main Road, 51 customers, with an estimated power restoration of 1 a.m.; Galloway Road, Batavia, 34 customers with an estimated power restoration of 4 a.m.; Elba, Bridge Road area, 21 customers, with an estimated restoration time of 1 a.m.