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Monroe County Chief Executive Adam Bello has canceled a travel advisory issued yesterday in anticipation of winter storm Elliot and its associated ice conditions, high winds, and downed power lines and trees.
“Thank you to everyone who avoided unnecessary travel yesterday and improved road access for emergency responders and utility crews.” Thank you to all the road workers, law enforcement and emergency medical responders who have worked to keep the Plus up to 7 inches of snow expected, gusts of up to 60 mph and freezing temperatures of -20 C. If you must go today, be careful as the wind and snow will likely make driving difficult. I hope you have a safe and healthy weekend.”
Approximately 4,000 Rochester Gas & Electric and National Grid customers in Monroe County remained without power this morning, and traffic lights are still not working at some intersections. Dark traffic lights should be treated as four-way stops.
Today’s high winds may cause more power outages. Call 911 if power is lost and a life-threatening situation occurs. Otherwise, call Rochester Gas & Electric at (800) 743-1701 or National Grid at (800) 867-5222 to report a downed power line or outage.
For those without electricity, the City of Rochester continues to operate the Global Warming Center from 9am to 9pm at the Gantt R-Center at 700 North Street. There is an additional warming center at AD Oliver Middle School at 40 Allen Street, Brockport, but residents who need that space are asked to call (585) 370-4193 before heading there. .
Paramedics, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and utility personnel are working in the affected areas. The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the situation.
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