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Dutchess County Winter Storm Update February 1st, 7pm
Delayed opening for County Government Offices and Public Transit on Tuesday, February 2nd

Published: 2/1/2021

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Pillus, Communications Director

Poughkeepsie… A Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service remains in effect through Tuesday, February 2nd for Dutchess County and surrounding communities. Snowfall has been heavy throughout the County covering roadways with packed snow.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports very limited visibility and poor road conditions. There is limited vehicular traffic as residents heed warnings to avoid travel.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said, “Our Public Works Highway crews have been out all day, and will continue through the night, plowing roadways. However, the rate of snowfall is making work very challenging and road conditions are poor. Please avoid traveling to let crews do their work safely. Stay home and stay safe.”

Dutchess County Government offices will be on a delayed opening tomorrow - Tuesday, February 2nd. Offices are scheduled to open at noon. If Dutchess County residents had a DMV appointment for Tuesday morning, those appointments will honored on Thursday, February 4th at the same time and location.

Dutchess County Public Transit Service is expected to resume full route service Tuesday, February 2nd starting at noon. Bus passengers can check for updates at, on the DCPT mobile app, or call 845-473-8424, TDD/TTY: 711.

Residents can stay up-to-date on the County’s storm response online at or on the County’s social media pages on Facebook or Twitter.