The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center is warning that Travel restrictions are possible for this afternoon as the snow fall increases.
They are advising residents and businesses to plan accordingly to enable safe commutes. Dutchess County Government offices will close at 1pm.
The Dutchess Operations Center is fully activated with county, state and local utility representatives monitoring the storm and coordinating resources to respond to storm conditions.
“According to the National Weather Service (Albany), Dutchess County remains under Winter Storm Warning until 7am Thursday, March 8th. Light snow has been falling throughout the morning and is steadily increasing. As the day progresses, snow may fall at rates of up to 2” per hour this afternoon, with 5” to 9” possible in the daytime and 3” to 7” overnight. The snowfall rate will make it challenging for plow crews to maintain safe road conditions, so citizens are urged to plan accordingly to avoid hazardous travel conditions this afternoon, particularly during the afternoon/evening commute.”