Onondaga County, other CNY counties issue travel advisories – Syracuse.com

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A travel advisory has been issued for Onondaga County until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Other Central New York counties have also issued travel advisories, including Seneca, Cayuga and Madison counties and the city of Syracuse.

The Onondaga County travel advisory does not restrict travel. It is a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions may exist.

A combination of rain, snow and ice has created hazardous travel conditions throughout the county. As rain transitions to snow, which has already started for some parts of Onondaga County, roads will become hazardous. There are also reported areas of standing water in roadways due to blocked drains.

Temperatures remaining around freezing will continue to hamper travel conditions through the evening commute, according to county officials.

Onondaga County Commissioner for Emergency Management Daniel Wears urges residents to stay off the roads, if possible.

“If you do have to travel, take your time and allow extra space between vehicles,” Wears said.

Wears said county Department of Transportation workers are clearing and salting roads, and working to unclog storm drains.

Wears urges drivers to avoid flooded streets.

A flood advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Onondaga County, according to the National Weather Service.

Sarah Moses covers the northern suburbs of Onondaga County and Oswego
County. Contact Sarah at smoses@syracuse.com or 470-2298. Follow @SarahMoses315

Onondaga County, other CNY counties issue travel advisories – Syracuse.com