Steuben Co: Drivers – Use Extreme Caution

February 7, 2020

From The Steuben County Office Of Emergency Services:

BATH, NY – Travelers in Steuben County are urged to use extreme caution Friday morning as a slow-moving winter storm drops freezing rain, sleet and snow on the region, with all schools closed in the county. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has issued an urgent weather message reporting heavy mixed precipitation is expected in Steuben until 4 p.m. The NWS predicts additional snow accumulations between 5 and 8 inches and a light glaze of ice. Snowfall is expected to pick up late Friday morning with gusty winds creating reduced visibility and scattered power outages. “I urge all county residents to use great care on the road and in their homes as this storm progresses,” said county Office of Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall. “Snowstorms are nothing new in Steuben but every storm can bring something new and unexpected.” Marshall said travelers should call their destinations to be sure they’re open or delayed. The County Office Building is open, but anyone with an appointment should call ahead. o Updates on the storm will be issued as they become available. o Please call 9-1-1 only for emergencies. Do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages or to learn about road conditions. Please leave the 9-1-1 lines open for medical, fire or police emergencies. o For updates on state road conditions, call 5-1-1 for state road conditions.