Turn clocks ahead an hour tonight

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 March 2021 at 9:13 am

Photos by Tom Rivers: The clocks on the former United Methodist church in Holley’s Public Square loom large on Friday morning.

Daylight Saving Time starts tonight at 2 a.m. with clocks going forward an hour. Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 7.

AAA warns that as Americans “spring forward” and set their clocks ahead one hour, they will be losing an hour of sleep. The change in daylight hours means motorists could experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel, AAA said.

AAA urged motorists to take precautions against drowsy driving and be alert for kids walking home from school or playing outside.

“While many people are looking forward to the end of winter, few realize the added dangers that can come as a result of a time change, especially when behind the wheel,” said Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations, AAA Western and Central New York. “This hour change can disturb sleep patterns, perhaps even resulting in drowsy driving.”

Holley’s Public Square was busy on Friday morning. The former church has been a landmark in the square for more than a century. The four clock faces on the clock were refurbished in 2015 after being bare for many years. Glenn Hughson, owner of the former United Methodist church building, put back the clocks and their mechanical systems.