Big storm hitting NYC not doing much in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2016 at 12:00 am

GAINES – The wagon in front of Tillman’s Village Inn is covered in snow in this photo taken on Thursday.

The big snowstorm hitting New York City and the Mid-Atlantic region isn’t doing much in Orleans County.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency this morning for New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

In addition to the State of Emergency, MTA bus service will suspend operation in New York City at noon today, and remain suspended until further notice, the governor announced this morning.

The storm is predicted to bring 18 to 24 inches of snow by Sunday. Heavy winds with speeds between 30 and 40 mph are expected, with gusts as high as 55 mph, contributing to whiteout conditions and power outages. Coastal flooding remains a concern along parts of Long Island.

In Orleans County, there may be an inch of snow today with a high of 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Sunday is forecast for a high of 31, followed by a high of 38 on Monday, and 42 on Tuesday.

The wagon by Tillman’s Village Inn is pictured with Fairhaven Treasures in back at the corner of routes 98 and 104 in Gaines.