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TRAVEL ADVISORY LIFTED: Cayuga County Sheriff Schenck lifts

Update: Travel Advisory lifted in Cayuga County

The travel advisory issued for Cayuga County has been lifted. Sheriff Schenck says motorists should continue to exercise caution if they must travel.

Conditions are slowly improving throughout the region.

Original Report: 5 a.m.

Cayuga County Sheriff Brain Schenck has upgraded the travel advisory issued this morning. It’s now a ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ advisory, which means that hazardous conditions exist – but the decision to drive is left to the discretion of the traveler.

“Road conditions across Cayuga County have deteriorated as snow and white-out conditions move in making travel extremely treacherous,” Schenck said in an updated press release. “According to the most recent weather forecast the worst conditions will peak around 12 pm and then begin to taper off with improved driving conditions anticipated mid-afternoon. We would advise No Unnecessary Travel with you best option to remain at work or home until this storm passes.”

He says that everyone should check with family, friends, neighbors and other vulnerable populations throughout the duration of the event. Also that pets should be cared for and inside during this round of wintry weather.

The National Weather Service had issued a Winter Storm Warning for a large chunk of the area, which included Cayuga County.

Travel conditions were made difficult overnight by freezing rain. Check out the latest from winter storm coverage by clicking here.

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