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Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Route 77 at Phelps Road closed to northbound traffic for accident

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A motor-vehicle accident on Route 77 has led to the closure of the highway to northbound traffic at Phelps Road.

The initial call for the accident indicated there was a vehicle on fire, but no injuries. 

By the time the first fire chief arrived on scene, the fire was out, but he also found three people reporting minor injuries.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:27 am

Three-car accident reported on Route 63 near East Road, Bethany

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A three-car, head-on accident is reported on Route 63 near East Road, Bethany.

Injuries are reportedly minor, with one person complaining of hip pain and another with a leg injury.

Bethany fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Traffic is being shut down at Transit and East roads.

UPDATE 6:33 a.m.: A deputy on scene says just two vehicles are involved.

UPDATE 6:58 a.m.: Patient number one has been extricated.

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Accident reported on West Main Street

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A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 379 W. Main St., Batavia.

Unknown injuries.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 5:29 p.m.: It's reported as a T-bone accident.

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Accident with minor injuries reported on Richmond Avenue near Oak Street, Batavia

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A two-car accident is reported on Richmond Avenue near Oak Street, Batavia.

One person is complaining of back pain.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: One patient being transported to UMMC with a complaint of neck pain.

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

No injuries reported after car hits school bus full of children in Pembroke

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A school bus and a car have been involved in an accident in Pembroke, but no injuries are reported.

The bus is full of children.

UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: The children are being transferred to another school bus.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Photos: Minor injury accident on West Main Street near River Street this afternoon

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At about 3:30 p.m., a car driven by a female struck the back of a semi-trailer on West Main Street near the intersection of River Street.

Both vehicles were westbound.

City fire, City PD and Mercy EMS all responded.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to UMMC for evaluation.

No further information available at this time.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

Accident with injuries reported on Route 19 at Selden Road

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A two-car motor vehicle accident is reported on Route 19 and Selden Road, Le Roy.

Le Roy fire and ambulance dispatched.

There are reportedly a number of cars off the road at Ford Hill.

UPDATE 6:54 a.m.: A chief on scene confirms multiple cars off the road. Route 19 is being shut down.

UPDATE 6:55 a.m.: DOT requested to the scene. Heavy ice conditions. More manpower requested to the scene.

UPDATE 7 a.m.: Another vehicle is reported off the road on Griswold Road, Le Roy, with significant damage. There's also a property damage accident, reported before the one on Route 19, on Perry Road. The travel ban for the county was only just lifted now.

UPDATE 7:06 a.m.: A deputy informs dispatch that unless DOT can get the road cleaned up, Route 19 is going to be shut down for a while.

UPDATE 7:11 a.m.: Le Roy's ambulance, with no patients to treat, is being repositioned at Selden Road so its emergency lights can be used to help control traffic. It's in service if needed for a medical call. A DOT plow just arrived on scene, but the truck doesn't have any salt. A chief says, "He can't help us. Don't send him through. I don't need that here."

UPDATE 7:56 a.m.: All vehicles have been removed. Le Roy fire is keeping the road shut down until it's salted. The DOT truck is expected back, with salt.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Closing in Genesee County for Wednesday

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Here are the closings and cancellations we have so far for Wednesday in Genesee County:

  • Batavia City Schools
  • Oakfield-Alabama Central Schools
  • Elba Central Schools
  • Pavilion Central Schools
  • Le Roy Central Schools
  • Pembroke Central Schools
  • Alexander Central Schools
  • Notre Dame
  • Byron-Bergen Central Schools
  • Pembroke Family Medicine until noon
  • The Corfu Village Court is closed and court is cancelled.
  • The Genesee County YMCA will open at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 8th. No classes or programs will take place before noon.
  • P.W.Minor in Batavia will be closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 for all employees except Customer Service; Customer Service employees should contact their supervisor for instructions.
  • Sonshine Patch Child Care Center
  • From UMMC: All services of United Memorial will resume today with the following exceptions due to the weather: Jerome Center Diagnostics will delay opening until 8 a.m., Elective Surgery will be delayed one hour, and Pembroke Diagnostics will be closed this morning. Patients should not drive until the travel ban has been lifted. All staff should plan to report to work as scheduled for today unless notified by their manager.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County will delay start time today till 9 am.
  • Trash pick-up by Nu Way is delayed a day.

There is hope the travel ban currently in place for Genesee County will be lifted in the morning.

E-mail closings and cancellations to howard@thebatavian.com.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Head-on collision reported on Alexander Road, Alexander

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A head-on collision is reported at 9450 Alexander Road, between Dodgeson and Pike, Alexander.

Alexander fire and Mercy EMS responding.

A chief on scene reports there appears to be no injuries.

Because of server issues, we won't likely be able to update this post if there are updates.

Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Car strikes tree on Batavia Elba Town Line Road, head injury reported

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A motor-vehicle accident with possible serious injuries is reported at 4167 Batavia Elba Town Line Road, west of Route 98. Elba Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics and Town of Batavia fire. Mercy Flight is on standby. Two ambulances are needed. "Car into tree, head injury," says responder on scene.

UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: It's determined to be in the Town of Batavia's fire district. Extrication will be needed. Traffic police are asked to shut down traffic at Pekin Road. State troopers and deputies are also on scene.

UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: The road will also be closed at Route 98.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Command calls for the helicopter in Buffalo to start flying to the Batavia hangar.

UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: Two helicopters -- one in Batavia and the other coming from Buffalo -- are both called to the scene.

UPDATE 2:27 p.m.: One patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 has landed. The second patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: Mercy Flight #7 has landed.

UPDATE 2:43 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: Mercy Flight #7 is airborne and also going to Strong.

UPDATE 3:01 p.m.: Howard at the scene was told the passanger vehicle was westbound on Batavia Elba Town Line Road when it hit a snow drift and the driver lost control of the car and it struck a tree. Authorities urge drivers to be aware that snow drifts are causing dangerous driving conditions on roads throughout the county and they should use extreme caution when driving.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: The injuries sustained by both patients are not considered to be life-threatening.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: Town of Batavia command is putting the assignment back in service and Elba Fire Police are opening the road.

UPDATE 4:46 p.m.: The driver of the vehicle was a 16-year-old female from Batavia (State Police are not releasing her name). The passenger was Ronald Filbert, 43, of Lockport. Both were taken to strong with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were conscious and alert at the time they were transported.

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