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Dinolfo Urges Caution During Winter Weather Warning

Dinolfo Urges Caution During Winter Weather Warning

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is urging residents to use additional caution if traveling Tuesday and Wednesday.

“The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning continuing through 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Local residents should 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, city, town and village officials and will provide additional guidance as warranted.”

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning for our area continuing through 8 p.m. Wednesday. It appears very likely that over the course of the weather event significant snowfalls of up to 24 inches will blanket our area which will slow traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“While we are no strangers to winter here in Monroe County, this nor’easter is likely to add challenge to our commutes today and tomorrow” said Dinolfo. “It’s important to be careful when driving.”

To prepare for significant snowfall and winter temperatures, County Executive Dinolfo and the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management offer these tips:
· Drive for road conditions – allow plenty of time to slow down.
· Stay informed – check the news for further emergency information and up-to-date information on weather conditions.
· Dress appropriately – wear loose, lightweight and warm clothing in several layers; also wear hats and gloves.
· Check symptoms of hypothermia – include inability to concentrate, poor coordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, exhaustion and shivering.
· Check for frostbite – skin may become numb or flushed.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT RESTRICT TRAVEL IN MONROE COUNTY but is intended to remind residence of the challenges of traveling during winter weather.

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