FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS
County Executive Joanie Mahoney has issued an Onondaga County Travel Advisory for Monday, January 18th until 12 PM Tuesday, January 19th.
This travel advisory does not restrict travel. It is a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions may exist, particularly in the northern half of Onondaga County.
Heavy lake effect snow is expected to continue through the evening, particularly in the northern part of the county. The heaviest lake effect snow will fall through the evening. The current snow band is in the far northern section of Onondaga County and is expected to begin to drop south over the City of Syracuse between 5 and 7 PM. Lake effect snow will continue throughout Tuesday, but the snowfall rates should decrease.
Additionally, winds gusts could reach 35 mph throughout the storm causing decreased visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
Please monitor local forecasts and conditions as the impact varies depending on location.
The expected winter storm event will create severe winter weather conditions. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will create dangerous travel conditions.
For the safety of all residents, the general public is encouraged to consider the need to be on the roads during the above time frame and to use extreme caution while traveling in or around Onondaga County. If you must travel, allow additional time and remember to completely clear your vehicle of snow.