Mount Morris Chief: ‘Heck of a Job’ Saved Big Barn from Blowing Fire

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village's Fire Chief credits firefighters with saving a large barn that was directly in the path of a fire that had already consumed three smaller barns. Mount Morris Fire Chief Dana Regatuso said that his Assistant Chief, Rodney Cobb, was the first firefighter to the scene on Rte. 408 (Mount Morris Geneseo Road). Mount Morris called neighboring fire departments from Livingston County and beyond, who helped minimize the … [Read more...]

Wind Whips Fire Through 3 Barns in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – A fire destroyed at least three barns on Rte. 408 (Mount Morris Geneseo Road) Friday evening. According to first responders on scene, an emergency call reporting a fire in one barn came in at about 5:30 p.m. When first responders arrived at the scene, in the area of Canaseraga Creek and Letchworth Country Store, they saw that a strong west wind coming across an open field was spreading the fire to other barns. The barns … [Read more...]

Albany Investigators Ask for Public Comment on Wind Disaster

NYLON – New York State is investigating RG&E's and NYSEG's response to early March's wind storm and asking for the public comments. According to a press release from the New York State Department of Public Service, they will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation’s (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the … [Read more...]

York and Caledonia Travel Advisory to End in One Hour

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's travel advisory for the towns of York and Caledonia will be lifted in one hour. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advised the public on social media that the advisory will be lifted but also called on neighbors to check on the elderly while power is still out. Outages are expected to affect over 1,000 in Caledonia and York into tomorrow afternoon. "The no unnecessary travel issued earlier in York … [Read more...]

Caledonia Opens Warming Station for Blacked-Out Residents

CALEDONIA – Cold residents can go to J W Jones Hall 366 Leicester St. to warm up while they wait for power to be restored to their homes. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty issued a travel advisory for York and Caledonia and advised the public of the warming station in a press release. "Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty has issued a travel advisory for No Unnecessary Travel for portions of Livingston County including all of … [Read more...]

High Winds Pummel Northern Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – High winds are causing widespread damage and hazards in Livingston County. A tractor trailer blew over on Simpson Road in York . A tree fell onto a house on Brown Road in Caledonia, knocking down wires. Multiple utility poles came down in the area of Cowan and Stewart Roads in York. The truck in York's rollover was hauling an empty trailer. Emergency crews directed traffic as more first responders arrived to deal with … [Read more...]

Livingston County Braces for Wednesday’s High Winds

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – High winds are expected to whip through the region tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, a Wind Advisory will go into effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thursday. Winds are expected to be out of the west at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. "Strong winds may cause minor property damage and localized power outages," said the National Weather Service. "Make sure to secure any lightweight, loose … [Read more...]

Old Man Winter Runs Down Western New York, Winter Weather Advisory Issued

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Old man winter has caught up with us as we start the week with temperatures in the 30's and a winter weather advisory being issued. According to our news partner at 13WHAM a Winter Weather Advisory & wind advisory has been issued for all of Western New York Tonight through Tuesday morning. After potential ice early this week we might even see our first snowfall by the end of the weekend. Here is your … [Read more...]

Drivers Beware Blustery Roads into Friday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for several counties in Western New York extending into early Friday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, from 10 a.m. Thursday morning through 1 p.m. on Friday winds will be out of the southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The strongest of these winds are expected tonight. The advisory includes Wayne, Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario, … [Read more...]

Tree Limbs Damage Geneseo Power Lines in High Winds

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Tuesday's high winds broke off a large limb on Oak Street and downed live wires attached to four nearby homes at about 3:15 p.m. According to news partner 13WHAM, winds will diminish overnight Tuesday from 15 to 30 mph to 10-20 mph, and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a morning rain shower, becoming mostly sunny by afternoon. A large tree limb fell near Avon-Geneseo and Country Club Road in Geneseo … [Read more...]