MADISON COUNTY, NY (WSYR-TV) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office issued a travel advisory for Madison County beginning at 8:00 p.m. Monday night, March 13, through Wednesday, March 15. March at 8:00 a.m.
Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood has issued this travel advisory due to the winter storm warning in effect for the county.
According to the National Weather Service in Binghamton, the county can expect between 9 and 18 inches of snow, depending on elevation, and wind gusts up to 40 mph.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says travel could be difficult and dangerous due to blowing snow and snow falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour.
“We want to remind people to be cautious,” Sheriff Hood said. “If you don’t have to go anywhere, avoid any unnecessary travel. If you do go out on the roads, be sure to give yourself plenty of time and allow plenty of space for snowplow trucks. We want everyone to get to their destinations safely, and that includes you, our snowplow drivers, and our first responders.”
The Sheriff’s Office reminds county residents that this advisory does not restrict travel, however it does urge drivers to limit the number of times they will be out on the road during this time period due to hazardous conditions.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, if you are on the highway, be very careful, give yourself extra time to get to your destination and plenty of room to stop when you approach.
intersections and other vehicles.