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Flash Flood Warning for Western Genesee and Western Orleans Counties until 3:15 AM.

Flash Flood Warning for eastern Livingston and western Ontario Counties until 4:30 AM.

Flash Flood Warning is also posted for Monroe County until 4:45 AM

Slow moving storms are producing heavy rainfall. Excessive runoff will produce flooding of small creeks, streams and country roads.

Flood Watch continues for all of WNY through 5PM Monday.

 

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Environmentalists pleased about fate of ATV bill

Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- Environmental groups are pleased that state lawmakers have rejected a proposal to allow larger off-road vehicles on New York's public trails.

Sponsors of the bill said raising the weight limit of ATVs from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds would put safer, slower machines on trails and roads and provide more people with access to public land. But environmental groups said it would cause more erosion and pollution.

The measure was rejected by the state Assembly before the legislative session was adjourned Friday.

Adirondack Council Executive Director William Janeway said off-road ATVs and utility vehicles are tools for farming, logging and transportation across private lands, but don't belong on public recreation trails where people are hiking or biking.

AP-WF-06-23-14 0705GMT

 
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