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.