Winter Weather Storm Warning:
The National Weather Service in Binghamtom has issued a winter storm warning for snow and sleet for much of central New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, including: Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, and Tioga counties, among others, as well as the cities of Penn Yan, Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, and Elmira. Heavy wet snow, sleet, and strong winds are expected with the potential for 4 to 9 inches of accumulation, with the heaviest amounts in the higher terrain. Rain will move into the area early today and it will turn to mix of rain, snow, and sleet throughout the day. Light freezing rain may be possible. Roads are expected to be treacherous and travel very dangerous. The strong winds could lead to power outages. The warning is in effect from 1 p.m. today to 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Fire in Bath Sat. Morning:
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched just ahead of 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning on a report of a fire at the State Farm Insurance Company building at 16 West Pulteney Square in the Village. The quick response by Bath crews knocked the flames down and they were able to keep fire and water damage minimal to a small area in one room, with only smoke damage throughout the rest. No one was in the building at the time. Multiple departments responded, including the Bath VA, Hammondsport and Pulteney. Savona served standby at the Bath station, and Kanona served standby in Savona.
Pedestrian Struck by Car in Bath:
A pedestrian was struck by a car in Bath Saturday afternoon. Bath Police say the 76-year-old man was crossing West Morris Street at the West Washington Street intersection when he was struck. He was taken to Ira Davenport Memorial with minor injuries. Heavy traffic and sun glare are being cited as possible causes of the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
Steuben Co. Legislature to Approve Bridge Design Costs:
Funding for the design of a bridge replacement project in the Town of Hornellsville is expected to be approved by the Steuben County Legislature when it meets in regular session today at 10 a.m. The $350,000 design costs to replace the County Road 66 bridge over the Canisteo River will be paid for through federal and state funding. The work is expected to take place in mid-to-late 2018 or early 2019, according to county Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti. Also on the legislature’s agenda today is reclassifying a part-time Conflict Defender to full-time, among other business.
Campbell Water District Extension Meeting:
There will be an informational meeting in the Town of Campbell tonight regarding the town’s Water District One extension. The meeting will focus on sample results taken last year and will provide an updated engineers report from Hunt Engineers. Residents living in the water district are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall at 6 p.m.