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October 23, 2020 - 5:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in East Avenue, batavia, weather, news.

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Last night on East Avenue in Batavia.

August 18, 2020 - 5:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news, East Avenue.

Regarding the car-into-house accident yesterday shortly before 8 p.m., City of Batavia Police Chief Shawn Heubusch says:

"We have received several inquiries regarding an update from the car/house accident last evening at 20 East Ave. At this time the incident is still under investigation and no further info will be released.

"We are asking that if any member of the public has any information to contact our dispatch center at 345-6350, and ask to speak with a supervisor, or call the confidential tip line at 345-6370."

The chief said media will be updated with future developments as they become available.

Previous report: Car strikes house, East Ave closed

August 17, 2020 - 7:58pm
posted by James Burns in batavia, news, East Avenue, accidents.

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A car struck a house at East Avenue and Hull Park, knocking out part of the foundation and causing a gas leak.

Batavia fire and Batavia PD responded and are waiting for National Fuel to come and shut off the gas to the house. There is a strong smell of natural gas in the area. 

All the residents have been evacuated; no one in the home was hurt. A resident was home upstairs, he said: "It sounded like a bomb went off." 

When he went outside to see what happened he could hear the gas leaking. He did not see the car that hit the house. The car left the scene and Batavia PD is currently searching for it.

East Avenue is shut down between Ross Street and Vine Street. 

UPDATE: Gas to home is shut off. Code enforcement is on scene and electricity is being turned off.

The car was located parked in adjacent Batavia Middle School lot after striking building. 

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June 15, 2020 - 12:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in city of batavia, infrastructure, news, East Avenue.

Press release:

The City of Batavia Water Department is planning on making repairs to a water main on East Avenue on Wednesday, June 17, instead of today (June 15) as previously announced.

Work will begin at 8 a.m.

The water may be turned off on East Avenue between Holmes Avenue and Eugene Street. Homes in the area may find lower pressure, and discolored water. Please do not attempt to do laundry if the water is discolored.

We appreciate your understanding while this repair is being made. City crews will make every attempt to restore water as soon as possible.

The road will not be shut down, but travel lanes will be restricted. Please avoid the area if possible.

June 12, 2020 - 4:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, water department, infrastructure, East Avenue.

From Bill Davis, superintendent of Water and Wastewater:

The City of Batavia Water Department is planning on making repairs to a water main on East Avenue in Batavia on Monday June 15 beginning at 8 a.m.

The water may be turned off on East Avenue between Holmes Avenue and Eugene Street.

Homes in the area may find lower pressure, and discolored water. Please do not attempt to do laundry if the water is discolored.

We appreciate your understanding while this repair is being made. City crews will make every attempt to restore water as soon as possible.

August 30, 2018 - 3:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, paving, East Avenue, street maintenance.

From the city's Department of Public Works:

Paving operations will begin tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31, on East Avenue in Batavia.

The final / top course will be installed on East Avenue from Clinton Street on the east to approximately Elm Street on the west. Time frame for road closure and work is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This work is subject to weather delays.

Please do not park on the street during the paving operation. Please avoid this area during paving; traffic delays are to be expected, so plan accordingly.

Traffic will be redirected around the paving work using flaggers.

Residents within the road closure should expect delays, but all efforts will be made to get you to your residence as is practical. ALL THRU TRAFFIC should seek out alternate routing (i.e. North Street and East Main Street)

The City of Batavia Department of Public Works (585) 345-6400, option 1.

Erdman Anthony (Project Engineers) Field Office is located at 216 Main St., Suite 27 Batavia.

The contractor for the project is: D&H Excavating. Phone (716) 492-4956.

July 4, 2013 - 7:17pm
posted by Susan Kennelly in accident, East Avenue, Hit and Run.

July 4th accident on East Ave in Batavia.

October 9, 2010 - 12:36am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, fire, East Avenue.

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An alarm system and quick response from the Batavia City Fire Department saved a home on East Avenue from destruction tonight when a fire started in the kitchen while the homeowners were away.

The alarm came in at 7:41 p.m. at 224 East Ave., Batavia, and when firefighters arrived on scene, according to Capt. Craig Williams, the inferno building inside wasn't obvious.

"When pulled up we could hear an audible alarm sounding but couldn’t see any smoke," Williams said. "There was nobody home at the time. It was closed up tight. When we went to the front door, we could smell something burning inside and we could see steam on the inside of all the windows, so it was pretty hot in there."

During an exterior check of the house, a firefighter saw flames through a rear window, so crews broke in through the front door.

The kitchen was quickly fully involved and firefighters began beating back the flames from a front window, pushing the fire toward the back of the house.

Chief James Maxwell credited the crews with a quick, strategic response for saving the structure. As rapidly as fire can spread, without either the alarm or the fast response, the whole structure could have become engulfed quickly.

The home, owned by Jeffery and Rebecca Oshlag, suffered $30,000 damage from what is officially classified as an accidental fire.

The kitchen was destroyed and there was heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the house.

Two cats survived the fire. One suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to a veterinary clinic. It is expected to survive. (NOTE: See comment below from Rachel Oshlag -- one of the cats, an orange tabby, is still missing. Rachel believes it's in the neighborhood someplace.)

Rebecca Oshlag said she was grateful for the alarm system and the quick response from the fire department.

She also praised Nancy Nickerson and Sean Valdes, owners of the D&R Depot in Le Roy, where she and her husband were having dinner. 

She said they had just sat down when Jeffery received the call about the fire alarm.  Thinking that it was a false alarm, Jeffery hopped in his car and headed toward the house, planning to return to dinner.

When they found out it was a real fire, Rebecca said she approached Nancy and said she had a problem -- there was a fire at her house and Jeffery had already left. Sean drove Rebecca home.

"It was wonderful, wonderful help from the Depot," Rebecca said. "It's one of the advantages of small-town living."

(initial report)

Photo: Submitted by a reader.

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