Monroe County travel advisory lifted – News 10NBC

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Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo issued a travel advisory Tuesday urging residents to avoid any unnecessary travel until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

In addition the County’s Emergency Operations Center will be partially activated. All residents are advised to stay indoors and off the roads. 

The travel advisory does not restrict travel in Monroe County, but is intended to remind motorists of the challenges associated with driving on affected streets.

Tuesday, some are wondering why Monroe County waited until rush hour to issue the advisory. 

Brianna DiPilato: “Some people are wondering, why it took so long to issue a travel warning here. Why was that?”

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo: “We were monitoring the weather throughout the night and certainly the weather that was predicted to hit during the overnight hours did not arrive until the morning commute.”

Dinolfo issued a travel advisory just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. When many on their way to work were already caught up in traffic. Cars were spinning out and getting stuck in the thick snow.

Livingston County issued their travel advisory more than an hour earlier — just after 8 a.m. We wanted to know why Monroe County didn’t issue a travel advisory first thing Tuesday morning.

“We always tell people to take necessary precautions as they drive under any weather conditions,” says Dinolfo. “In this snow event, as soon as the weather intensified, the plows did their best to keep up with the weather.”

Our meteorologists have been expecting this storm for a while now — so it was expected. Monroe County officials at the Public Safety Training Facility are still monitoring the storm and the roadways at this time.

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Monroe County travel advisory lifted – News 10NBC