Niagara County issues travel advisory

Posted 24 February 2019 at 3:53 pm

Press Release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and the Niagara County Office of Emergency Management have issued a travel advisory for all of Niagara County, effective immediately until further notice. The National Weather Service is forecasting continued high winds throughout this afternoon and into Monday.

A travel advisory is a strong suggestion but not a ban on travel. Drivers are encouraged to avoid all unnecessary travel due to numerous power poles, power lines and trees down in roadways across the County.

Niagara County officials are asking residents to use caution if they must travel over the next 24-48 hours as roadways may be blocked or obstructed with debris. Residents should also be ready to withstand power outages due to the wind damage.

The Sheriff’s Office has prepared the county 9-1-1 center for significant increases in calls for service and the Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the events and remains in constant contact with State and County officials in full preparation for this weather event.

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