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      Cancellations, Travel Advisories on Saturday

      The return of winter is making for some travel and events changes, as well as weather-related outages: Power outages: National Grid says overnight, 11-thousand customers were without power. Right now (2:45pm) the utility says all customers should be back on by 6pm. In Syracuse, just 47 customers are still without electricity, but 660 are off in Oswego, and 728 are still off-line in Utica. New York State Electric and Gas is also working on a handful of outages, mostly in the Southern Tier.

      These road closings/advisories:State Police advise no unnecessary travel on Central NY roadways{>}Route 481 between Fulton and Phoenix: several accidents, several cars off the road. Sections being closed to clear incidents.{>}Thruway restrictions: no tandem trailers between Exit 25A (Schenectady) and Exit 45 (Rochester) until further notice{>}Utica: Rte 12 north & southbound especially bad with low visibility. No unnecessary travel{>}Herkimer County: Route 170 closed. Also Rte 28 from Mohawk through Germantown Flats to Richfield Springs, and Steuben Hill Rd in the Towns of Herkimer and Schuyler {>}Rte 26 from Westmoreland (Lowell Rd) to Vernon (BaryFarm Rd) closed for poor visibility {>}Cortland County has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory{>}Madison County has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory{>}Lewis County has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory Several other counties are reporting occasional whiteout conditions.

      Event cancellations:{>}In Ithaca, they're postponing the Chili Cook-off until tomorrow--Sunday--11:30 to 4 on the Ithaca Commons.{>}Central Square's Ski Club is cancelling today's meet.{>}Labfest is postponed at Labrador Mountain, and will be re-scheduled March 5th{>}Oneida 7th Day Adventist cancels Saturday services {>}Rome 7th Day Adventist cancels Saturday services {>}Salt City Karate is Closed {>}East Syracuse-Minoa Winter Guard and Percussion Ensemble cancelled today{>}Solvay Tigers bingo cancelled Saturday night{>}American Legion Auxiliary meeting at Gen'l Pulaski post (Burnet Ave) 1:30 meeting cancelled{>}St Michael's (Central Square) Saturday Bingo & Adoration cancelled{>}Town of Madison Historical Society Dance, cancelled tonight{>}Amboy-Belle Isle United Church chicken & biscuits, rescheduled to Feb. 26{>}Bridgeport VFW 'Meat Madness' cancelled{>}Bouckville Methodist's Baked Potato dinner cancelled{>} Cincinnatus Fire Dept. Bingo cancelled {>} St. Joseph's School in Auburn Bingo Cancelled {>} St. Agnes Church in Brewerton, no evening 4:30 services {>} OABDC, Dance Cancelled Still ON!{>}Limo service being provided to dinner & Grupo Pagan event at Mohegan Manor, for 13027 zipcode residents (call them!)