posted on January 02, 2014 16:15
Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a statewide state of emergency due to the latest winter storm and unsafe driving conditions.
He says the weather “is nothing to trifle with,” and says residents should consider staying home Friday if possible.
A Winter Storm Warning and Wind Chill Advisory in effect now for Western New York as the entire state deals with bitter cold and lots of snow.
The National Weather Service says snow will continue throughout today and tonight.
Ten to 14 inches is expected to be on the ground in Batavia through tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
The Winter Storm Warning expired at noon Friday and the Wind Chill Advisory lasts until noon tomorrow. The temperature outside will actually feel closer to zero degrees and below.
Winds are also gusting 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Tomorrow, the high temperature is not expected to reach double digits. NWS says to wear extra layers and make sure all skin is covered.
Here's the most up-to-date closings and cancellations: http://wbtai.com/LocalNews/SchoolClosingsCancellations/tabid/172/Default.aspx
UPDATE: (5:15 p.m.)
Just this hour, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has issued a No Unnecessary Travel Warning for the county due to hazardous road conditions.