December 24th, 2022
- Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Issues Travel Advisory
- County Executive Adam Bello Urges Residents to Take Caution as "Once in a Generation" Winter Storm Approaches Region
Monroe County Executive Adam Bello has rescinded the travel advisory issued yesterday in anticipation of Winter Storm Elliott and associated icy conditions, high winds, downed power lines and trees.
“Thank you to everyone who avoided unnecessary travel yesterday and allowed our emergency responders and utility crews to have better access to our roads,” said County Executive Bello. “I am grateful to all the road crews, law enforcement, emergency medical responders who worked through bitter conditions yesterday and throughout the weekend to help keep our community safe. We remain under a Winter Storm Warning until 7 a.m. Christmas Day, with up to an additional 7 inches of snow expected in some areas, as well as wind gusts of up to 60 mph and wind chills as low as 20 below zero. If you must travel today, please be cautious as the wind and snow will likely continue to make driving difficult. I wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday weekend.”
Approximately 4,000 Rochester Gas & Electric and National Grid customers in Monroe County remain without power this morning and some intersections are still without operating traffic lights. Dark traffic signals should be treated as a four-way stop.
Today’s winds could cause additional power outages. If you do lose power and have a life-threatening situation, please call 911. Otherwise, report downed power lines and outages to Rochester Gas & Electric at (800) 743-1701 or National Grid at (800) 867-5222.
For those without power, the City of Rochester continues to operate a warming center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gantt R-Center, 700 North Street. An additional warming center is available at the A.D. Oliver Middle School, 40 Allen Street in Brockport, but residents in need of that space are asked to call (585) 370-4193 before heading there.
Emergency crews, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and utility crews are operating in affected areas. The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation.