Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is asking residents to protect themselves, and look out for one another, especially through the extreme cold as a wind-chill advisory is in effect with freezing temperatures.
“Rochester is known as a compassionate, caring city, and no time is this more obvious than in challenging weather conditions,” Warren said. “I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to check in on their neighbors or volunteer in their community, providing warmth to each other through these very cold temperatures.”
On Monday morning, many residents were waking up to accumulated snow and temperatures 20 degrees below 0 when factoring in the windchill.
“I also want to continue to recognize our plow operators, contractors, environmental services crews and first responders, some of whom have been working nonstop since the storm began,” Warren said. “These jobs are not easy, and I hope all of our residents join me in expressing a tremendous gratitude to those out braving the storm.”
City of Rochester crews are continuing to tend to the roads, and residents are asked to adhere to alternate side-parking restrictions.