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Car wreck on Route 5 at Clipnock Road, Stafford

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Route 5 and Clipnock Road, Stafford. Stafford fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 6 p.m.: The driver is said to be in and out of consciousness. There are wires down over the vehicle.

UPDATE 6:05 p.m.: Fire police will be shutting down traffic at Route 5 and Sanders Road.

UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: Command asked for Mercy Flight to be put on ground standby if available. Dispatch says Mercy Flight needs to be rerouted and asks if they are needed at the scene. Command says to send a second ambulance. One victim is a minor with a leg abrasion.

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: Command calls for Mercy Flight to stand by the scene. The ship out of Batavia is available. A landing zone is being established, in case.

UPDATE 6:16 p.m.: Town of Batavia fire police are heading to the scene to assist with traffic control.

UPDATE 6:23 p.m.: Medics have not yet determined if Mercy Flight will be needed.

UPDATE 6:26 p.m.: Mercy Flight is grounded due to weather. They are going to break down the landing zone.

UPDATE 6:37 p.m.: The driver who was said to be in and out of consciousness, has diabetes and is being transported by ambulance to UMMC. National Grid is on scene, and reps for cable and Verizon wireless are requested.

UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: Red Osier's management is acutely aware of the situation and it's impacting the evening's business at the restaurant. A National Grid rep says they are going to try and isolate the area west of Route 5 to get the power on, and go from there. Verizon says it will get someone out there tomorrow.

UPDATE 8:51 p.m.: Town of Batavia's assignment to Sanders Road back in service.

UDATE 8:55 p.m.: Verizon is in route. 2 1/2 hour ETA.

Jason Brunner
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Praying for the injured! And the families without power! It's a cold night to be without heat. Any ETA on when the power will be back?

Pam Hirons
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We were driving home east on Rte. 5, thru Stafford, when we realized that all the lights at Red Osier and surrounding area were out! But the parking lot was full of cars...
We were detoured by emergency personnel north on Rte. 237. Many houses along that route were without lights also! Sending up prayers for those unfortunate folks involved in the auto accident...

Michelle WIlliams
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I pray the driver will make a full recovery. My family has been deeply effected by diabetes. As for power, I am all the way over on 33 and we began experiencing intermittent power outages around the time of this accident. We have been without power completely since approx. 6:15

Kyle Couchman
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I'm here near Swan and Ellicott and like Michelle we have had a couple of flickers in the power supply. Being so far away I can guess that this is an awful mess out there. Hopefully everyone will be ok and it's time to put hot water on for those who will need warming up tonight. Stay safe and warm everyone....

Cathie Plaisted
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Nat grid has stated "hours" .

Jason Brunner
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We are back on with power! Hopefully it will be quick return for the rest.

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