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All of Dutchess County remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 1pm today. The National Weather Service forecasts another 1-4" of snow accumulation with freezing rain mixing in this morning. The storm is expected to pass by 10am with winds picking up to 30-35 mph.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Emergency responders and highway crews have been working diligently since early yesterday to respond to calls and clear roadways. The storm’s combination of ice and rapid accumulation of snow all occurring at the start of the evening commute made this storm very difficult. We urge all residents to continue to be extremely cautious this morning, leave plenty of extra time for commuting, and be safe.”
Dutchess County Emergency Response experienced very high call volume into the 911 Communications Center throughout the early evening and overnight with reports of accidents and stranded vehicles blocking roadways. Call volume has returned to normal levels this morning.
Dutchess County Public Works highway crews have been deployed throughout the storm and are currently out in full force this morning. The majority of roadways are reported as passable, though messy. Salt applied last night and again this morning is helping with the hard pack snow and ice, particularly as temperatures rise.
Dutchess County Public Transit will begin full service operation at 7 a.m. Bus passengers can check for delays or schedule changes at www.dutchessny.gov/publictransit, on the Dutchess Track mobile app, or call 845.473.8424, TDD/TTY: 711.
Dutchess County Office for the Aging Senior Friendship Centers are closed today and there will be no home delivered meals.
Dutchess County Government offices will be open today for normal operating hours.
Residents can stay up to date on the County’s storm response online at dutchessny.gov or on the County’s social media pages on Facebook or Twitter.