As of 8pm last night, Governor Hochul has declared a state of emergency for multiple counties throughout the state for today’s snowstorm, which is expected to last until Wednesday.
The declaration comes after the threat for widespread power outages, heavy wet snow, and gusty winds will impact the state. Additional state agency personnel have been deployed including the New York State National Guard.
Cortland, Tompkins, Onondaga, Broome, Cayuga and Tioga counties are among over 35 counties part of the state of emergency.
“State agencies spent the weekend preparing emergency response assets, my team is in constant contact with local officials, and we have activated the National Guard to assist with emergency response. This storm will create hazardous road conditions through Wednesday morning, and I encourage New Yorkers in impacted regions to stay home and avoid any unnecessary travel to allow plow crews to do their job.” Governor Hochul said during a press conference.
Commercial vehicle restrictions have also been announced for multiple highways, including I81. The New York State Thruway Authority has put in place lane restrictions on I81 for commercial vehicles of : “Trucks Use Right Lane” advisory from the PA line to Syracuse.
New Yorkers can stay up to date with the latest information by calling 5-1-1 or visiting 511NY.org.