Weather service revised snowfall totals and forecast after northern edge of storm system drops 5 to 6 inches of snow in Jamestown-area...

A narrow band of snow produced by the major storm system moving into the Mid-Atlantic states today led to an unexpected 5 to 6 inches of snow in the Jamestown-area this morning.  Forecaster Kirk Apfell with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the storm... which dropped a lot of snow in parts of the midwest last weekend... is tracking where it's supposed to.  However... the system produced a band of snow further to the north than originally forecast.  Apfel says the band formed from Jamestown west to Ripley where there are heavier snow amounts.  There was also some towards the Pennsylvania state line.  There was little more than a trace reported in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area into Cassadaga.  Apfell says this was not lake effect snow... but, a general snow band produced by the system.  About mid-morning... Apfell said there were already signs that the band is weakening... and, starting to move out of the area.  He says we will likely see some additional -- steady snow -- through 11 a.m.  this afternoon... we may see up to an inch of the white stuff. 


Single-car accident in Poland blamed on morning weather...

This morning's surprise snow storm is being blamed for a one-car accident on Sprague Hill Road in the town of Poland.  Sheriff's officers say 18 year-old Andrea Ingerson was traveling along the road just before 8:30 a.m. when she lost control on a section of snow-covered roads.  Deputies say the vehicle ledt the road... and, crashed into a ditch.  Officers say Ingerson was taken to WCA hospital for treatment of a neck injury.  No charges pending at this time.


State Business groups giving state budget being voted on poor reviews...

Business leaders are giving poor reviews to a tentative state budget that officials in Albany say is focused on economic growth.  The Senate began voting on budget bills late Sunday.  The National Federation of Independent Business calls the budget deal a ``regressive message to small business owners.''  It opposes the minimum-wage increase in the budget.  The "Unshackle Upstate business group criticizes the budget for taking too long to phase out a big energy tax.  And... the independent Citizens Budget Commission says extending a temporary income tax on millionaires a second time to pay for tax cuts is ``shortsighted'' and ``politically expedient.''  That tax will help pay for rebate checks in an election year.  Still... the commission credits the deal for keeping state spending increases under 2-percent and for paving the way for the third straight on-time budget.

 

 

 

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