Tough travel for drivers leads to travel advisories across CNY
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:07:22 GMT —
Snow-covered, slick road conditions are making for difficult driving conditions across Central New York.
In Onondaga County, there is no unnecessary travel until 6 a.m. Thursday. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney has activated the Onondaga County Emergency Operations Center to monitor and prepare for the winter storm, especially during the evening commute.
All County Parks are closed in Onondaga County and inmate visitation at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility at Jamesville is closed for the remainder of today due to the weather.
There is no unnecessary travel in Cayuga County until 9 a.m. Thursday. Take extra care especially on curves, hills and bridges that usually freeze first. Give yourself plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you.
There is also no unnecessary travel in Seneca County until 10 p.m.
A travel advisory has been issued in Madison County due to persistent snow and falling temperatures. This includes all county, state and local roads in Madison County. The advisory will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday.
In Utica, the mayor has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 10 p.m. tonight and remain in effect until further notice. All cars parked on city roads must be removed so snow removal and emergency services vehicles can make their way through the snowy streets. All cars that don't comply will be ticketed or towed.
In Cortland County, there is no unnecessary travel into the afternoon hours.
The Village of Fair Haven is also reporting a snow emergency. They are pulling plows and village crews off the roads due to zero visibility. There is no unnecessary travel in the village until further notice.
The City of Fulton has declared a snow emergency due to snow and gusting winds. Cars should not be parked on the roads right now and pedestrians are urged to stay off the streets. The following areas can be used for snow emergency parking: Indian Point Landing (North First Street, off of Route 481 at the north city line)A and Bullhead Point (Route 3 West between the War Memorial and YMCA).