Sheriff issues travel advisory for Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Orleans Hub photographer Cheryl Wertman was in Medina earlier today when she took this photo through a windshield, showing the treacherous driving conditions in Orleans County.

By Tom Rivers, editor

ALBION – Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess is urging people to avoid driving unless it’s necessary. The sheriff has issued a travel advisory due to the rough driving conditions.

Today’s snowstorm has reduced driver visibility, and created difficult driving conditions with slippery roads.

The sheriff hasn’t issued a travel ban so people can still go to and from work.

“if you don’t have to go out, then don’t,” said a county dispatcher. “Use good judgment.”

The dispatcher said there hasn’t been any serious accidents due to the road conditions. A few vehicles did slide off the roads.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a state of emergency for the entire state due to the storm. All five school districts in Orleans County have cancelled after-school activities.