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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, January 22nd

Warming Center Established for Wayne Residents Effected by Gas Outage:


Some 250 to 350 households in the Town of Wayne lost natural gas service Monday afternoon and a warming center has been established to support them while repairs are made.  The center has been set up at the Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Station.  Estimated restoration could take between 18 and 24 hours, NYSEG said Monday.  Residents in need of transportation to the warming center should call the Wayne Fire Department at (607) 292-3380.



Vehicle, Snowmobile Accident Injuries 2:


Two people were injured Monday afternoon when a snowmobile and a vehicle collided in Steuben County.  The accident happened near the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club on State Route 417 in Tuscarora around 4:30 p.m.  An Addison firefighter said the two injured were on the snowmobile.  WENY reports that CPR was performed on one of the snowmobile passengers.  Further details on the condition of the snowmobilers, the driver of the car, or the crash itself are unknown at this time.



How Much Snow Did Harper Drop?


The website https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2019/01/how-much-snow-fell-in-upstate-ny-new-totals-for-359-spots-chart.html has listed just how much snow fell on the Upstate over the course of Winter Storm Harper.  Here in Steuben County, in the numbers reported, it ranged from 7 inches in Kanona, to 11.5 inches in Wallace.  Bath and Corning both saw 8".  Across the state, the top spot went to Elizabethtown in Essex County where they saw a whopping 20.8 inches.



Bridge Work on 415 to Begin Soon:


The State Department of Transportation says work will begin next week on January 28th on a bridge replacement project over the Cohocton River on State Route 415.  The work will run from State Route 53 to the Campbell Creek Road.  The initial phase is expected to be completed by the end of February.  The project will then be suspended through March and resume in April.  Construction will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with flagger guidance.



Johnsonville Pork Patty Recall:

Nearly 50,000 pounds of pork patties has been recalled by Johnsonville over fears of contamination.  According to the USDA, Johnsonville grillers cheddar cheese and bacon flavored pork patties may be contaminated with black rubber.   The patties were produced in September and October of last year and were shipped nationwide.  Best by dates include July 24th, August 13th, and August 14th 2019.  Consumers with affected product are urged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase.



Tops Check Out Hunger Campaign Starts Sunday:


Tops Markets annual Check Out Hunger campaign in support of area food banks gets underway this Sunday, January 27th.  Customers can tell their cashier they would like to make a donation of $2, $3, or $5 to their local food bank.  Among the food banks benefiting from the campaign is the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  The campaign runs until February 16th.  

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