posted on January 27, 2014 09:42
A brief but potent snow storm blanketed Genesee County this morning closing or delaying schools.
An estimated four to five inches of snow fell over night, most of it after 5 am.
Meteorologist Dave Thomas at the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the snow has now moved east but he warned that winds are expected to pick-up and could cause areas of poor visibility this afternoon.
The snow closed seven area school districts including Batavia City Schools and caused others to delay the start of classes.
A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11am Tuesday.
UPDATE: The Advisory has been upgraded to a Wind Chill Warning effective from 3AM to 11AM Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
A Batavia man was killed over the weekend in a Town of Canandaigua crash.
Barry Scutt, 57, of Vernon Ave., Batavia, died when his car was struck head-on by another vehicle on Route 5.
Police said the driver of the second vehicle, Steven Kloos, 68, of Canandaigua blacked out from a medical condition, lost control of his Honda Ridgeline and struck Scutt's Ford Focus head-on.
Kloos was flown to Strong Memorial via Mercy Flight and listed in stable condition.
Scutt was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Pavilion man is facing two felony drugs charges.
The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force arrested 38-year-old Keith Reamer Jr. of Hartwell Road for allegedly selling a prescription substance to an agent of the Drug Task Force.
Reamer is charged with Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
After arraignment, Reamer was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.
New York Senator Charles Schumer is sponsoring legislation to track autistic children. He's calling it "Avonte's Law" in honor of a 14-year-old severely autistic boy who vanished late last year only to turn up dead. Schumer said the law would create a program to pay for tracking devices for families who want them. Schumer says there have been studies that almost half of kids on the autism spectrum have run away at least once.