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Travel advisories issued for Otsego and Cortland counties

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CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Authorities in Otsego and Cortland counties are asking there be no unnecessary travel on Wednesday due to hazardous weather conditions.

Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms issued the advisory around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. The advisory will be in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff Helms notes all area highway crews are working their hardest, but all county roads are snow-covered, with blowing snow and poor visibility causing hazardous driving conditions.

He also reminds those who must travel to clear all snow off their vehicle as much as possible to help with visibility.

Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin issued a similar travel advisory on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. That advisory lasts until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

While county roads are not closed, Sheriff Devlin says the advisory on the basis of poor visibility, slippery road conditions and blowing/drifting snow.

A Winter Storm in effect for all of the Southern Tier and Central New York until 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Related: Many area government offices, organizations and businesses closed for snow storm

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