New York Statewide State of Emergency, and travel advisories Jan 2-3

By Haley Burton
By Suzanne Proulx
By Amy Khuu

New York Statewide State of Emergency, and travel advisories Jan 2-3

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statewide State of Emergency, asking for New Yorkers to stay off the roads if you can.

According to Governor Cuomo's Office:

“As this winter storm unfolds, bringing heavy snow and high winds to many parts of the state, I strongly urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution, avoid travel, and stay indoors,” Governor Cuomo said. “To ensure an effective and rapid response to this winter storm, I am declaring a statewide state of emergency, so resources can get to communities where they are needed as quickly as possible.”

Tioga County:

The Tioga County Sheriff's Office has issued a travel advisory as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday for all of the county.

The sheriff's office said if you must travel allow yourself extra time and proceed with caution.

A travel advisory, for snow and blowing snow, means that visibility will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling and plan accordingly.

Dial 511 for road updates or 511NY.org.

Cortland County:

In Cortland county, the sheriff's department issued a travel advisory through the morning of Jan. 3.

The sheriff's department says weather conditions could cause drifting snow along with white out conditions causing driving conditions to be hazardous. Also as the temperature drops it could result in poor visibility. They are asking if you must travel to do so with caution, keep an extra blanket, flashlight, food and water in your vehicle and to dress in layers..

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