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Dinolfo and O’Flynn Urge Caution on Roads During Winter Weather Warning

Dinolfo and O’Flynn Urge Caution on Roads During Winter Weather Warning

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn are urging residents to use additional caution when traveling overnight and during the morning commute.

“The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning through 2 p.m. tomorrow. We advise all residents to monitor local television and radio for the most up-to-the-minute updates on conditions,” said Dinolfo. “The County’s Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation, is in contact with state, town and village officials and will provide additional guidance as warranted.”

“First responders and emergency personnel stand ready to address the weather conditions and assist residents in distress,” said O’Flynn. “Motorists are encouraged to use additional caution when on the roads and plan for extra travel time. Anyone who finds themselves in weather-related crisis should contact 9-1-1.”

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning for our area overnight until 2 p.m. The forecast is for the heaviest accumulations between 10 p.m. tonight through the morning commute. At times, the snowfall rate may approach 1 inch an hour resulting in difficult travel conditions.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT RESTRICT TRAVEL IN MONROE COUNTY but is intended to remind motorists of the challenges associated with driving on affected streets.

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