Those of you in Clarence Center already know, but for those not local or who haven't turned on a television yet, there's breaking news: Continental flight 3407 with 49 people on board crashed into a house in Clarence Center on Long Street near Clarence Center Road (by the fire hall). All have perished, in addition to one person on the ground.
I would hope this also would put an end to local discussions as to the need for all the units of the volunteer fire companies in the Town of Clarence.
Links for updates and information:
Sobering picture slideshow on MSN video/Associated Press
WIVB-TV (live coverage right now at 5:25 am)
The Buffalo News
(video shot by resident appears below, from WKBW viewers input)
Thanks also to my cousins across the Atlantic Ocean who emailed me immediately with concern and caring. I retire early, and I read my email before turning on the news this morning.
Thought and prayers for all the victims and their families.