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Tractor-trailer overturns Freshour Rd., CR488 in Ontario County (photos)

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An accident involving a tractor-trailer was reported a little before noon in Ontario County. Hopewell Fire Department and other first responders were called to the intersection of County Road 488 and Freshour Road for a crash involving a tractor-trailer, which was carrying a tank. It’s unclear what was inside the tank. However, the rig overturned alongside the road in the... more

Pennsylvania trucker injured after truck crashes in Yates County

Pennsylvania trucker injured after truck crashes in Yates County
The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports a tractor-trailer accident, which happened along Route 14 near Lakemont in Starkey last week. The driver of that truck was injured, according to the Chronicle-Express. Michael T. Jayne, 52, of Gillett, Pa., was hauling a load of plate glass when the rig went off the west side of the highway, struck a driveway and... more

Tractor-trailer rolls over, involved in crash with another vehicle near Weedsport on Rt. 31

Tractor-trailer rolls over, involved in crash with another vehicle near Weedsport on Rt. 31
A tractor-trailer rolled over in Cayuga County during the late-morning hours. A passenger vehicle was also involved in the wreck. The crash happened at Pump Road along Route 31 in Jordan – near the Weedsport town line. No one was injured in that wreck, but weather appears to have been a contributing factor. Weedsport and Port Byron assisted at the... more

Traffic temporarily snarled after crash involving tractor-trailer near Exit 41 on Thruway

ALL LANES BLOCKED: Crash involving tractor-trailer snarls NYS Thruway near Exit 41
State Police are investigating a crash that involved a tractor-trailer along the Thruway near Exit 41 during the late-morning hours. While the roadway was temporarily blocked – those at the scene worked quickly to free the congestion. As of 10:50 a.m. the roadway was reopened. However, motorists were encouraged to remain cautious on all roads as they were remain snow-covered.... more

Travel Advisory issued in Cayuga, Seneca as snow, wind, and freezing rain impact region

Travel Advisory issued in Cayuga, Seneca as snow, wind, and freezing rain impact region
Both Cayuga and Seneca counties have issued Travel Advisories, as wintry weather impacts the region. Click here to see live coverage of the winter weather in the Finger Lakes. The Travel Advisory is based on the most recent winter weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service along with current road conditions. Roads are snow-covered and slick. Snow is heavy... more

Huntington Building public hearing rescheduled due to weather

Seneca Falls offices close, HPC public hearing cancelled
The Town of Seneca Falls is sending home all non-emergency personnel today due to the weather and travel advisory issued by the Seneca County Sheriff. This includes the Town Offices at 130 Ovid Street and the Community Center. Also, The Heritage Preservation Commission Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Library has been cancelled. The Special Meeting and the... more

Highway crews work to clear ice from Thruway bridge pier (photo)

Highway crews work to clear ice from Thruway bridge pier (photo)
Snow, rain, ice, freezing temperatures, then moderating temperatures (again). Those events, particularly when they’re in that order – can cause headaches for road crews. On Thursday, the Syracuse Division Highway Maintenance crew was out using a long reach excavator to remove debris and ice build-up at a pier near exit 42 along the New York State Thruway. It’s the bridge... more

Centro buses no longer driving inside Auburn Plaza

Centro buses no longer driving inside Auburn Plaza
Two Centro bus routes in Auburn have recently been slightly modified to ensure public safety, but one bus rider feels the routes have become dangerous. The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, or Centro, has two routes (2 and 3) that stop at the Auburn Plaza on Grant Avenue. Prior to Monday, buses met passengers within the plaza. Now, buses... more

Troopers: Montezuma driver charged with DWI, leaving scene of crash

Troopers: Montezuma driver charged with DWI, leaving scene of crash
Police say a 21-year-old Montezuma resident was arrested on multiple charges after leaving the scene of a property damage accident in Cayuga County. Ashton T. Sheils, 21, of Montezuma, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than 0.08 percent, moving from the lane unsafely, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after two-car crash in E. Bloomfield

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after two-car crash in E. Bloomfield
Deputies provided an update on a crash with injuries, which happened on January 24th around 12:11 a.m. along County Road 30 in East Bloomfield. East Bloomfield Ambulance, East Bloomfield Fire Department, Canandaigua Ambulance ALS, and deputies responded to the two-car crash. It was determined that Garrett Tillman, 22, of Penn Yan was traveling east when he turned left into the... more

Seneca Falls woman leads deputies on brief pursuit before crashing into snowy ditch

Seneca Falls woman leads deputies on brief pursuit before crashing into snowy ditch
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 3rd at approximately 12:45 a.m. deputies arrested a 25-year-old Seneca Falls resident following an incident in Tyre. Cassie M. McGhan, 25, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated – having a BAC over 0.18 percent, reckless driving, and failure to comply with a police officer.... more

Deputies: Lyons man was driving drunk during crash

Deputies: Lyons man was driving drunk during crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons Man following an investigation into a property damage crash. Deputies arrested Roger S Wiltsie, 55, of Lyons. Following the report of a property damage collision it was determined that Wiltsie was operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.11 percent. Wiltsie was charged with Driving while intoxicated, driving... more

Woman extricated from car after collision with garbage truck in Ithaca

Woman extricated from car after collision with garbage truck in Ithaca
A woman was extricated from her car and airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after crashing into the side of a garbage truck in the Town of Ithaca. The crash happened at about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Hayts and Hopkins roads. When responders from the Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene,... more

AAA seeing “extremely high call volume” amid freezing temperatures

AAA seeing “extremely high call volume” amid freezing temperatures
As the winter weather deteriorated Wednesday and bitter cold continued into Thursday, the number of calls to AAA skyrocketed. On an average January day, AAA will typically take 1,650 calls for service. As of 1 p.m. Thursday, AAA had already surpassed that number of calls for the area it covers in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse regions. In the Buffalo... more

Truck, bus travel ban lifted on Thruway

Truck, bus travel ban lifted on Thruway
The ban on tractor trailers and commercial buses on the New York State Thruway in Western New York because of hazardous weather conditions has been lifted. The New York State Thruway Authority lifted the travel ban on Interstate 90 from Exit 46 to the Pennsylvania state line just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Earlier in the day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave... more

Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash

Two tractor trailer drivers ticketed for Thruway pileup; Trooper recovering from crash
Two tractor trailer drivers have been ticketed for disobeying a travel ban and causing a 19-vehicle crash that seriously injured a New York State Trooper on the Thruway Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said a tractor trailer driving east on I-90 near Batavia around 2:00 p.m. lost control and jack-knifed. It hit the back of Trooper Dominique Wilson’s cruiser, pushing it into... more

Travel advisory lifted for Ontario County

Sheriff Henderson issues travel advisory for Ontario Co. until further notice
UPDATE: Ontario County Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has lifted the travel advisory for all of Ontario County roads and highways as of Thursday afternoon. ORIGINAL REPORT: Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson has issued a travel advisory for all of Ontario County roads and highways starting immediately until further notice based on conditions. This restriction is not mandatory and is left to... more
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