No trouble on the roadways in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Orleans County is escaping the brunt of a winter storm that is unleashing blizzard-like conditions on nearby counties.

While Genesee, Erie and Wyoming are being pummeled with snow, harsh wind and a bitter wind chill, Orleans so far is mostly afflicted by the cold temperatures.

“There hasn’t been any trouble in Orleans County,” a dispatcher said at about noon. “The roads are clear although it’s blowing over in some spots. It’s just business as usual.”

All five school districts closed today with a wind chill forecast at about 30 below zero.

Genesee County is getting hammered with snow, on top of the cold and wind. That county has issued its first travel ban since 1977 when the Blizzard of ’77 hit.