States of emergency declared in several local counties

Winter storm Jonas
(Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP)

States of emergency have been declared in several local counties across the area. See the full list below, updated throughout the storm.

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ALBANY COUNTY:

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has declared a State of Emergency and closed County Offices effective as of 5:00 am.  County workers should *not* report to work.  This does not apply to the Albany County Nursing Home or DPW.

“Our DPW crews report over 2 inches of snow has already fallen in the hill towns and meteorologists have increased snow fall expectations for Albany County since late last night,” said County Executive McCoy.  “We have nearly 50 plows out on our roads and we need to keep people off of them in order to keep hose roads clear.”

Safety is a top priority as the snow continues to fall and will ramp up throughout the morning.  With high wind gusts expected, power outages are likely and the County Executive McCoy urges everyone to keep candles and batteries handy and to check on any senior close by. Those who receive Meals on Wheels home deliveries did get extra shelf stable meals in advance.  In the event you do lose power, numbers for National Grid and NYSEG are below:

“Please stay home; stay off the roads and be safe,” urged McCoy. “Let the plow operators do their jobs and clear the roads.”


DUTCHESS COUNTY:

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, in consultation with the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and the National Weather Service from Albany, has declared a countywide State of Emergency for the County of Dutchess will go into effect at 4:30 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, March 14, 2017). It will remain in effect until officially rescinded. The State of Emergency restricts travel on all roadways within Dutchess County.

Dutchess County Government offices, including courts and parks, are closed today, with only essential county personnel reporting. All Dutchess County Public Transit bus service is cancelled for Tuesday, March 14th.

County Executive Molinaro said, “Based on the weather reports out of Albany, we have issued a State of Emergency for Dutchess County effective to ensure public safety and allow road crews to keep up with the storm.”

The State of Emergency declaration states: “All roadways in Dutchess are closed and traffic is prohibited except for: medical and health facility personnel, law enforcement and public safety personnel, first responders, utility, maintenance and public works personnel, snow removal sanding, salting and clearing operations personnel, facility operations persons deemed necessary for plant operations by their employers and public and government personnel involved in the emergency operations.”

The state of emergency is issued pursuant to Section 24 of New York State Executive Law. It is enforceable by local, county and state law enforcement agencies.

For updates throughout the day, please follow Dutchess County Government on social media: Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dutchess-County-Government/73646813346 or Twitter at http://twitter.com/DutchessCoGov or on the County’s website at www.dutchessny.gov.


SCHENECTADY COUNTY:

The County of Schenectady issued a countywide State of Emergency effective at 8am on March 14, 2017 due to a major winter storm with public health and safety implications.

The county wants to assure for the safety of our residents.  The snow is anticipated to increase this morning and high winds are anticipated later in the day.

We urge residents to stay off the roads as much as possible so that the public works operators can maintain the roads for emergency vehicles and can clear the road safely and quickly.

All Schenectady County Offices are closed. All non-essential employees should NOT report to work EXCEPT for Emergency Management, DPW, Glendale Nursing Home, and designated Facility staff.

Schenectady County Issues Travel Ban for all Roads and Highways Within Schenectady County:

The County of Schenectady issued a countywide State of Emergency effective at 8am on March 14, 2017 due to a major winter storm with public health and safety implications.

Along with the State of Emergency, the County has issued a Local Emergency Order effective Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4pm.  The emergency order limits travel on all roads and highways within Schenectady County to ESSENTIAL TRAFFIC ONLY.  This will allow the state, county, city, towns, and villages to maintain roads for emergency response vehicles and to plow the roads as safely and quickly as possible.

The County Manager of Schenectady County exercised the authority given under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law to preserve the public safety and thereby rendered all required and available County assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this County.


CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS:

The City of Saratoga Springs will end its State of Emergency at noon on Wednesday March 14th, 2017. City Hall will re-open at noon and all employees should report to work by the noon opening. All travel should be limited until the State of Emergency is lifted so DPW and Emergency Services can get the streets in a safe condition for travel.

The snow emergency that was issued by DPW will remain in place and strictly enforced until further notice.

Address/Location
Saratoga Springs, NY Police Department
5 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 518-584-1800


GREENE COUNTY:

A State of Emergency has been declared in Greene County effective Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m.

All County offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, and non-essential travel is banned on all County and local roads.

Click here for more information.


TOWN OF COLONIE:

Newtonville, N.Y. – Colonie Town Supervisor Paula A. Mahan has declared a State of Emergency and closed Town offices effective as of 9:30 a.m. today. All essential Town

All essential Town services remain operational, including the Colonie Police Department, Dispatch, EMS, and the Department of Public Works.
The Town of Colonie is urging all residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to park their vehicles in their driveways or to seek alternate off-street parking.
“Safety is our top priority as the snowstorm continues,” said Supervisor Mahan.
Town residents are reminded to call 911 for emergencies. Non-emergency questions and concerns can be directed to the Colonie Police Department at 782-2744.
Please note that the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee meeting, originally scheduled at the Public Operations Center for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 has been canceled and
will be rescheduled.
Check the Town website for updates at: http://www.colonie.org.

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