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News Update for Fri., July 19, 2013

Broken water main in Frewsburg fixed; conservation alert just lifted... and, boil water order for pasts of the town of Carroll...

The broken water main on Route 62 in the Town of Carroll that cut off the large water tank in the north part of the water district from the rest of the town has been fixed.  Customers of the Town of Carroll and Frewsburg now don't have to worry about conserving water anymore.  That from the County Health Department's Natalie Whiteman... who adds there is also a boil water order in effect for certain parts of the town until further notice.  Whiteman says it'll probably be through Monday or Tuesday until they get back some water samples.  She says the areas affected by the boil water order include Wigren Road, Valley View Drive... and, a few homes on Ivory Street.  She adds they aren't sure if there's been any bacterial contamination in the water of those areas... but, they issued the order as a precaution.  Whiteman says they'll be taking water samples in that area through early next week... so the boil water order will likely be in effect until next Monday or Tuesday.  Again... conserve water through today.  For more information... contact the Village Hall at 569-5365... or the County Health and Human Services Department at 753-4481.

OFA issues reminder of Senior Cooling Centers being open in south county and elsewhere...

The county's Office for the Aging is reminding seniors that they have cooling centers available for people to avoid the heat... especially if they have chronic health problems.  Director Mary Ann Spanos says they have four "cooling centers" available across the county to help seniors stay cool.  Spanos says... in the south county... they include the Crystal Ballroom Senior Center in the Hotel Jamestown on West Third St.  She says that's open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.  There's also the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena at 311 West Third St.  It's open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Saturdays.  In Mayville... Seniors can go to St. Mary of Lourdes Church Hall at 24 East Chautauqua St.  That's open Sunday through Saturday's from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  In addition... Spanos says Seniors and those with breathing problems are especially vulnerable to the heat.  She urges them to "drink additional fluids... and, get out of the heat."  If you don't have air conditioning... and, can't get to a cooling center... "draw the shades... and keep windows closed during the hottest part of the day to keep the interior as cool as possible."  She adds that if you can get to a cool basement room... do so.  For more information... call the Office for the Aging at 753-4471.

North county man dies after passing out in tractor-trailer, car crash in Fredonia-area...

A Fredonia man died Thursday afternoon after he lost control of his tractor-tailer on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret... and, it struck several cars.  State Police in Jamestown say Leland Johnson was traveling east at the intersection of Route 60 just after 2 p.m. when he apparently lost consciousness.  Troopers say the big rig drifted into oncoming traffic... and, struck one vehicle.  Johnson's passenger -- his wife, Janice -- tried to steer the vehicle off the shoulder... and, it struck three cars parked in a used car lot.  The tractor-trailer then went into a field... and, struck a tree.  Johnson was later pronounced dead at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.  No other injuries were reported.