Sheriff Spike: Crews have done ‘great work’ staying ahead of storm, Travel Advisory remains active

Sheriff Ron Spike issued an update on late-Wednesday afternoon on the condition of roadways in Yates County.

He stated that the Travel Advisory active until 5 am on Thursday would remain and that road conditions were worsening as expected.

Spike said that due to blowing snow and continued snowfall — conditions were becoming hazardous. Limited visibility had been reported throughout the county, despite the fact that crews were working tirelessly to bring conditions to a favorable place.

“We have had several property damage accidents and vehicles that have gone into ditches or tractor-trailers stuck on hills,” he explained. “There have been any injuries reported, and our Highway Departments, as well as our tow truck operators have been busy,” he continued.

He says 911 dispatchers and deputies have done “great work” taking calls and handling the various aspects of incidents that have come in during the storm.

Spike says the Travel Advisory doesn’t restrict travel, but those who go out are warned that conditions may be a challenge on the road.

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