Steve DiGioia

Gov. Hochul declares state of emergency in 15 N.Y. counties with winter storm imminent

The following counties are subject to the emergency situation: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego and Wyoming.

Power outages, freezing wind chills, and lake effect snow of a foot or more are likely to be brought on by strong wind gusts that are expected to reach 70 mph.

Hochul stated, “My administration and I are also monitoring the forecast to see if that will be necessary for the North Country.” During this time, it is essential to monitor weak loved ones, and give your best for stay protected and warm.”

Hochul’s Administration Warns of Challenging Travel Conditions, Urges New Yorkers to Stay Safe Amidst Unpredictable Weather

Hochul’s organization noticed that movement here will be challenging to unimaginable on occasion, and New Yorkers are encouraged to give close consideration to the climate and make arrangements as needs be to remain safe, particularly those wanting to go to the Bison Bills game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“People in New York are being encouraged to watch the game at home.” Nonetheless, assuming they are intending to go to the game, they ought to go with intense watchfulness and give exceptionally close consideration to climate and travel refreshes over time,” the lead representative’s public statement states.

In addition to the state of emergency, there will be a travel ban for empty trucks and trailers, as well as all tandem trucks.

Travel Advisory: New York State Implements Ban on Select Routes Starting Saturday at 9 a.m.

Beginning Saturday at 9 a.m., the New York State Branch of Transportation and New York State Thoroughfare Authority will give a prohibition on the accompanying courses:


I-90 Exit 46 – PA line
I-190 (south of the North Grand Island Bridge)

Buffalo Skyway (NY 5)
U.S. 219
NY 400
I-190 (north of the North Grand Island Bridge)
Kensington Expressway (NY 33)
I-86 in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County

While Staten Island isn’t recorded inside the highly sensitive situation, the New York City region is expecting a swirling precipitation storm Friday night.

The tempest is supposed to blow in Friday night, and pound New York City and a significant part of the New York state with high, harming winds and weighty downpour. New Yorkers can anticipate wind gusts of up to 50 mph throughout the night into Saturday morning as the wind speed increases to 28 mph.

On Saturday, the skies over New York City will be clear, and on Sunday, there may be a slight chance of snow showers.


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