posted on December 12, 2013 07:38
A Lake Effect Snow Advisory issued for Genesee County later this morning.
The advisory remains in effect from 10 this morning until 1 a.m. tomorrow.
The specific location for the advisory in Genesee County is south of the Thruway, the I-90.
Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches can be expected today and another 3 to 5 inches tonight.
The heavy snow caused the closure of a 12 mile section of the New York State Thruway yesterday between Dunkirk and Silver Creek.
It took several hours, but plows were able to clear the section of road in the early evening and the highway was reopened.
One school remains closed today, but it is not due to the weather.
John Kennedy Intermediate School in Batavia remains closed today due to ongoing power issues in the building.
Police are investigating after a threat forced the evacuation of a BJ's warehouse store in Clarence. The telephoned bomb threat was received by the store at around 8:30 last night. State Police and Erie County Sheriff's deputies responded and searched the building, later determining that there was no bomb in the building. The building was closed for around an hour as the investigation took place.
School board members across the state are overwhelmingly opposed to creating an online database containing students’ academic and personal information.
That’s according to a survey complied by the state School Boards Association.
It found that 75 percent of those surveyed said they disagreed with utilizing a national data storage company called inBloom.
The state education department had proposed working with the company to create a database for parents to stay up-to-date with their child’s schooling.
Teachers and parents have expressed concern about the security of student data and how the information will be used. Some districts have even decided to forfeit federal aid, rather than participate.