Heavy rains and isolated hail storms caused power outages as they moved through the WCDO listening area on Labor Day Monday. Localized flooding was reported on many small streams and low lying areas. There was isolated basement flooding in the Whitney Point to Walton corridor and areas north including South New Berlin that had multiple calls. Water also flooded roads in many areas including State Highway 80 and Dunham Road in Smryna, and multiple roadways were covered in the Franklin and Walton areas. We remind you to use caution and pay attention to road conditions when travelling throughout the area today.
An apartment building fire in Castle Creek sent two to the hospital early Sunday morning. The fire broke out around 5 a.m. in one of the Glen View Apartment basement apartments. The two people living in that apartment were taken to Wilson Hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire ran up the left side of the building and the complex is destroyed. Seven fire departments responded and had the fire under control around 5:30 a.m. The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.
A house fire claimed four lives on Elmira’s south side Friday night. The Elmira Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 100 block of Morrow Street, where four people, ages 17, 10, 7 and 5 were located inside the home and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. All four lated died from injuries sustained in the fire. Close to 200 family and friends held a candlelight vigil for them Saturday night.
The Delaware county clean sweep disposal days will be Friday September 20th for farms & businesses and Saturday September 21st for households. Those wishing to register by phone can start today, according to county solid waste manager Sue McIntyre:
(Sue McIntyre 9-3-13)
the number to register again is 865-6474, phone registrations will be taken through September 13th.
A black bear was found in Endicott late Sunday night. Police personnel, along with the Fire Department shut down Main Street for about 10 minutes Sunday night to clear the area for the bear, which was first spotted on Adams Avenue and eventually made its way through 10 blocks of the village. Police said the bear was above the average 250 pound size, weighing in between 300 and 350 pounds.
Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown released the second beer of its “Game of Throwns” series, which is related to the HBO TV series, during a tasting event at the brewery Monday. The beer is a deep, dark brew called Take the Black Stout. It joins the first “Game of Throwns” beer that was released back in March called Iron Throne Blonde Ale.