posted on December 23, 2013 07:42
It was a weekend of wild weather that has begun to subside along with flood waters along the Tonawanda Creek at Batavia.
National Grid is reporting less than a half dozen power failures in Genesee County – each affecting fewer than five customers each.
There are a number of road closures in Genesee County.
These roads are all closed due to high water:
- Walnut St. in Batavia from South Main to the city line;
- Crane Road in Oakfield;
- Stegman Road between Route 5 and Powers Rd. in the Town of Batavia;
- Bloomingdale Rd. and Griffen Road, Town of Alabama;
- Peaviner, Creek Rd., Cookson Rd.and Dorman Rd. in Alexander.
Walnut and Law Streets in Batavia is always one of the first streets to flood.
Batavia firemen had to evacuate one family last night from their Law St. home when water surrounded their house.
Here is the latest on the Tonawanda Creek:
A flood Warning remains in effect for the Tonawanda at Batavia.
However, the creek level has begun to fall.
The Tonawanda crested at just below 12 ft. last evening. It was 10.9 ft. at 6 a.m. this morning and is forecast to continue to recede.
A fatal accident in the Town of Batavia.
29-year-old John Dow of Pavilion was killed yesterday morning when his car crossed the center line of Route 63 near Shepard Rd and struck a tractor-trailer head-on.
Mr. Dow was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver, from Brampton, Ontario, was not injured.