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Travel advisories as snow continues to fall

Travel on roads in the Finger Lakes region is sketchy at best as Wednesday’s winter storm continues to dump snow on the region. Conditions should deteriorate further through this evening with as much as 5-8 additional inches of snow still to fall and wind gusts expected to pick up and blow up to 30 mph.
Downtown Seneca Falls at 1:20 pm on WednesdayGet the latest forecast and radar at our Local Weather Center.FROM YATES COUNTY SHERIFF RONALD SPIKEAn official traveler’s advisory has been issued for Yates County. The Sheriff is recommending no unnecessary travel as roads are snow covered and slippery. Approx 10-12” of snow has fallen in some areas. Highway departments are working constantly to keep up with the snowfall. Yates County 911 has had more than a dozen accidents reported of cars sliding off the roadways in last two hours. No injuries reported. If have to travel please reduce speeds and be well prepared for safety with winter driving conditions. Steering and braking will be affected. Repeat no unnecessary travel at this time as heaviest snow is predicted to subside between 2-3PM today when it changes to flurries.FROM CAYUGA COUNTRY SHERIFF DAVID GOULD:Please be advised that a NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL RESTRICTION is hereby issued for all of Cayuga County for February 5, 2014 until 6:00 p.m. Hazardous conditions exist, but the decision to drive is left to the discretion of the traveler. The Cayuga County Highway Department and the City of Auburn has employed all plows to clear and salt roadways. If roads are wet or snow is present, drive with extra regard for your speed and those around you especially on curves, hills and the bridges which usually freeze well before the rest of the roadway. Be sure to give yourself plenty of stopping distance especially on icy roads.

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