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Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County is under a Winter Storm Warning starting 7am Thursday morning 2/13 through 10am Friday morning 2/14. There is potential for snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches. The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center will be minimally activated beginning at 8am on Thursday morning to monitor storm conditions and coordinate resources as necessary. County facilities and offices will be open for normal operations.
Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said, “Winter weather has certainly been in full force this season and Dutchess County Government continues to respond to ensure public safety. We appreciate residents’ continued cooperation for dealing with winter storm conditions with common sense and a focus on safety.”
Dutchess County 911 Dispatch communication center is fully staffed, with additional staffing scheduled as the storm intensifies.
Dutchess County Public Transit (LOOP Bus Service) has announced that Dial-A-Ride and Flex services have been cancelled for Thursday, February 13, 2014. LOOP passengers should check for other potential schedule changes at www.dutchessny.gov/loop.htm. Service changes or cancellations will also be provided to local radio stations and other media outlets.
Dutchess County Office for the Aging volunteers provided additional meals were delivered to home delivered meal recipients earlier in the week in anticipation of storm conditions. Announcements about whether or not Senior Friendship Centers will open will be made tomorrow morning.
Dutchess County Public Works highway crews will be out in full force to address road conditions as snowfall accumulation increases. The County is fully stocked with salt and sand. Dutchess County is Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roads whenever possible to allow for crews to address storm conditions. The fewer vehicles on the road, the more effective the plowing operations will be. If you must travel, please keep the following safe winter driving tips in mind:
For a wide variety of winter safety tips from protecting your home to being safe outdoors, check out the resources available on Dutchess County Government’s website
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 at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dutchess-County-Government/73646813346 or Twitter at http://twitter.com/DutchessCoGov.
Information is also available by calling United Way 211.