It was very disturbing to see how many people do not know the traffic laws when it come to this type of thing. I also seen more than 5 cars while I was going through there just fly through going 30+ mph not knowing. I can't believe no traffic control showed up. Glad nobody was hurt!!
Police ask drivers to use caution as power outage expected to last several more hours
Submitted by Howard Owens on June 2, 2013 - 3:40pm
A tree limb down on North Lyon has knocked out power for a section of the city and town, including three traffic lights and police have asked that drivers be reminded to treat the intersections as four-way stops.
According to Sgt. Jason Davis, Batavia PD, National Grid has asked that rather than using city workers to cut up the tree that a National Grid crew do it. The company's tree-cutting crew is not on yet on scene and there's no ETA for its arrival.
Once the tree is out of the way, work crews will need to replace up to three utility polls.
According to National Grid, power should be restored by 6 p.m.
Nearly 440 customers in Batavia are without power.
The vehicle and traffic code requires drivers to treat an intersection with its traffic lights out as a four-way stop.
Davis wants to remind drivers to use caution at and approaching the affected intersections, which are on West Main Street and West Main Street Road (Town of Batavia) at River Street, Tops Plaza and Lewiston Road.
Time-Warner customers in the area are also without phone and Internet service.
UPDATE 7:03 p.m.: New ETA for power restoration is 10:30 p.m.
UPDATE: Power restored about 10 p.m.