posted on February 18, 2010 07:15
Icy road conditions this morning. The weather is also blamed for a fatal accident in Pembroke.
The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for Genesee County until 11am.
A persistent, icy drizzle has fallen overnight creating some very slick road surfaces. Motorists should use caution during the commute this morning.
The Weather Service is also calling for light snow today, with possible freezing drizzle this morning changing over to all snow in the afternoon. Only around an inch of additional snow is expected today.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say snowstorm conditions led to the death of a woman in Pembroke.
80-year-old Audrey Micciche of Akron was killed yesterday afternoon when a car driven by her husband slid into another vehicle on Route 5.
Mario Micciche, also 80, was taken to ECMC. He is in serious condition.
The driver of the second vehicle was identified as 55-year-old Deborah Osborne of Fargo Road, Stafford. She was treated at UMMC for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
Batavia Downs will not close. That according to the Genesee County representative on the Western Region OTB Board. Richard Seibert was part of a four-member delegation that met with officials of the state Lottery earlier this week. The Downs is trying to satisfy the Lottery concerns over management practices at the track. Siebert said the lottery has pulled back its threat to close the Downs.
Western Region OTB owns Batavia Downs, but the New York Lottery controls the slot machines. The revenue from those machines keeps the Downs financially afloat and saves the 300 local jobs there.
A new passport office will be opening later this year in downtown Buffalo. The office is expected to be a benefit for travelers who need to get a passport quickly.
Currently people must travel to New York City or Detroit if they need an expedited passport.
U.S. citizens entering Canada now must produce a passport or an enhanced New York driver's license in order to make the crossing.