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Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center
Wednesday, March 7th 11:00AM UPDATE <br />TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLE FOR AFTERNOON
The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated with a variety of county, state and local utility representatives monitoring the storm and coordinating resources as necessary to respond to storm conditions.
According to the National Weather Service (Albany), Dutchess County remains under Winter Storm Warning until 7am Thursday, March 8th. Light snow has been falling throughout the morning and is steadily increasing. As the day progresses, snow may fall at rates of up to 2” per hour this afternoon, with 5” to 9” possible in the daytime and 3” to 7” overnight. The snowfall rate will make it challenging for plow crews to maintain safe road conditions, so citizens are urged to plan accordingly to avoid hazardous travel conditions this afternoon, particularly during the afternoon/evening commute.
Travel restrictions are possible for this afternoon as the snow fall increases. Residents and businesses should plan accordingly to enable safe commutes.
Dutchess County Government offices will close at 1pm.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who is currently at the Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center, said, "This is a fluid storm and we are monitoring it closely. With conditions already compromised from last week’s storm, we are advising residents to use extreme caution and common sense throughout this storm."
Status Update from the EOC:
Key information for those who wish to take advantage of the shelter locations:
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