posted on April 29, 2012 08:04
A hard freeze warning remains in effect for our area until 10 o’clock this morning. But the temperature is excpected to rise into the mid 50’s today with plenty of sunshine. Yesterday was very cold for this time of year. The average temperature for April 28th is 51 degrees and our average for yesterday was just 39,5 degrees. Yesterday’s low in Batavia of 27 degrees was the coldest temperature recorded so far in the month of April. Both Buffalo and Rochester came close to recoding record lows for the day. Buffalo was 5 degrees from the record of 24 while Rochester was just two degrees shy of the record of 25.. Our highest recorded temperature for April so far is 81 recorded on April 20th.
Three people were trapped under a portion of a single story apartment building that collapsed in Mount Morris Saturday. Livingston County Sheriffs Deputies say the apartment complex located on the Begole Road, was having a portion demolished by the owner with a back hoe when it collapsed and landed on three men. Two of the victims were working on the demolition; while a third person was a bystander. All three were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. One was airlifted by Mercy flight, while the other two were taken by ambulance. Sheriffs do not believe their injuries are life threatening.
Mariners can thank Mother Nature for an earlier-than-usual kick-off to the navigation season on the Erie Canal. Lock Operator Jerry Farraenola opened Erie Canal Lock 33 in Rochester Saturday morning, according to the New York State Canal Corporation. Barges hauling three vintage aircrafts bound for the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville were the first vessels to enter the Erie Canal at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Cayuga-Seneca and Oswego Canals were also opened Saturday. The Champlain Canal will open today. Traditionally, the locks open on May 1. This is the 188th consecutive navigation season.
A village of Wyoming resident kept getting deeper and deeper into trouble on Friday while driving on North Academy Street in Wyoming. Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop 35 year old Thomas Murray of North Academy Street after he was observed driving over the centerline of the roadway. Murray allegedly cut off law enforcement officials and fled the vehicle. He then allegedly resisted arrested. He was treated at Wyoming County Community Hospital for post
taser evaluation. Murray was charged with driving while intoxicated, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle, failure to keep right, and refusal to submit to a pre-screen. Murray was sent to the
Wyoming County Jail in lieu of 500 dollars bail.