BATAVIA — The Genesee County’s Sheriff’s Office and emergency officials are asking residents to be prepared to stay home a few days if travel becomes restrictive during the snowstorm expected to hit Thursday night.
The safest place to be when road conditions worsen is home, according to the advisory. People are asked to make sure they have basic emergency necessities such as food and water.
Many times, vehicles become stranded on roadways during a snowstorm, making travel for emergency personnel and other drivers difficult and very dangerous.
“Please remember that even if it is not snowing where you are, the destination you are traveling to may have poor visibility and heavy snow accumulation,” said Sheriff William Sheron in a statement. The best and safest option for you and your loved ones is to stay home until the snowstorm passes,” stated Sheriff Sheron.
A lake effect snow warning will be in effect 4 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Sunday in Genesee County.
A lake effect snow warning is in effect until Thursday night in Wyoming County.
In the meantime, a winter storm watch will be in effect Friday evening to Sunday morning in Orleans and Niagara counties.
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