Wayne County Sheriff issues travel advisory

WAYNE CO. N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has issued a Travel Advisory to take effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Wayne County.

They say the travel advisory is issued as a result of the National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning that is in effect until Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

The Travel Advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday evening.

The travel advisory does not restrict travel. It is, however, a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions may exist.

The sheriff issued a few important considerations for the storm:

• Freezing rain and sleet accompanied with rapidly falling temperatures could make roadways slippery, especially from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

• Snowfall beginning around 8 p.m. could make driving conditions change rapidly.

At 10 p.m. this evening the Travel Advisory will be elevated to No Unnecessary Travel. No Unnecessary Travel will be in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until 7 a.m. Saturday January 13, 2018.

Significant amounts of snow will fall throughout parts of Wayne County overnight that may make travel dangerous. Plow crews may not be on the road overnight, so road surfaces may see significant accumulations before plowing is resumed Saturday morning.

The No Unnecessary Travel Advisory warning does not restrict travel. It is, however, a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions will exist overnight.

For the safety of all residents, the general public is encouraged to consider the need to be on the roads during these times and to use extreme caution while traveling in or around Wayne County.


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