Travel Advisory

City of Batavia

City of Batavia Issues Travel Advisory Through Late This Evening

March 8, 2017

The City of Batavia has issued a travel advisory through late this evening discouraging all unnecessary travel. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for a five-county area including Genesee which is in effect through 10pm.  Very strong and damaging winds will continue this afternoon from the Niagara Frontier east to Rochester.  Wind gusts will reach 70 – 80 mph at times through late afternoon.  Winds of this magnitude will result in extensive damage to trees and power lines, widespread power outages, and significant property damage, including damage to roofs. 

This is a particularly dangerous situation.  If you must travel be prepared for extensive damage and downed power lines.  Always assume downed power lines are live and avoid roads that are closed.