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Press Release - No Unnecessary Travel Advisory

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This communication is a "No Unnecessary Travel Advisory" issued by Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg for Thursday, March 12, 2014 from 12:45 pm to 10:00 pm.

After conferencing with Seneca County officials; Supervisor Chairman Robert Hayssen, Seneca County Highway Superintendent Roy Gates, Seneca County Emergency Management Director Charles McCann and Christopher Covert, NYS Department of Transportation throughout the morning and early afternoon, Sheriff Stenberg recommends "No Unnecessary Travel for today commencing at 12:45 p.m. through 10:00 pm.

High winds will pick up, blowing north and south gusting to 30 plus miles an hour with heavy snowfall starting at 2:00 p.m lasting through approximately 10:00 p.m.  Snowfall is forecasted for 2" per hour in the Finger Lakes region which includes Seneca County.  Temperatures will continue to drop this afternoon which will make travel extremely difficult.

No Unnecessary travel is defined as hazardous driving conditions exist and no unecessary travel is recommended.  This restriction is not mandatory and is left to the traveling public to decide their comfort zone on the roadways.  However, if it is essential to travel, do so with caution in considering the changing weather conditions.

Further information will be released as needed, as conditions progress and dictate.

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