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Travel advisory in Niagara County

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Tue, Jan 29th 2019 10:15 pm

Niagara County government closed Wednesday

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and the Niagara County Office of Emergency Management issued a travel advisory Tuesday for all of Niagara County, and continuing until further notice. The National Weather Service is forecasting frigid temperatures and high winds causing reduced visibility.

These conditions will create white-out conditions and extremely dangerous travel for all motorists. Niagara County officials are asking only essential employees report for work on Wednesday.

A travel advisory is a strong suggestion, but not a ban on travel. Drivers are encouraged to avoid all unnecessary travel due to the conditions with this winter storm.

Niagara County officials are asking residents to use caution if they must travel over the next two days. Residents should be ready to withstand power outages due to the potential for ice and wind damage.

The Sheriff’s Office has prepared the county 911 center for significant increases in calls for service, and the Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the events and remains in constant contact with state and county officials in full preparation for the storm.

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