WINTER STORM: While digging out from heavy snow, National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory

Snow is slowly subsiding as the winter storm that prompted travel advisories and alerts from the National Weather Service pulls away from Upstate New York.

Check out the latest forecast information for the remainder of the night as lake effect snow showers fill in behind the system.


What alerts are active from the National Weather Service?

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for most of the region through the overnight.

What’s left of this storm? What should we expect through Tuesday?

Editor’s Note: Throughout this winter storm the Storm Trackers Team has been posting updates and sharing forecast guidance on Facebook. Check them out or follow them by clicking here

MAIN POINTS

  • Biggest threat now is blowing and drifting snow.
  • Lake effect snow will continue in Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Seneca, and Onondaga counties. Expect 4-6 inches in persistent bands.
  • Others will not see too much more accumulation. Another 1-3 inches is possible, but not much more than that should be added.
  • Roads remain difficult to travel. Use caution if headed out and plan for extra time commuting.

We will post snowfall reports below.

What are people seeing in the Finger Lakes?

Canandaigua Lake during the height of the winter storm. Photo by Kimberly Whitfield.
Snowy Sodus Point. Photo by Dewayne Evans.
Snow coming down hard in Honeoye, New York. Photo by Travis J. Smith.
Not everyone dislikes the snow. Photo by Kory Yerkes.
Photo taken near Canandaigua lake by Kimberly Whitfield.

What’s the latest from the National Weather Service?

How are NYSEG and RG&E preparing for this winter storm?

New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric are preparing for Winter Storm Izzy expected to impact their service areas on Monday. As a result of the storm, customers may experience service disruptions. The storm is expected to impact the entire NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, North Country, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.

NYSEG and RG&E urge customers to monitor local forecasts and prepare for the possibility of service interruptions, as significant snowfall has the potential to bring down trees and limbs, causing damage to overhead power lines and other electrical equipment.

Readying Crews

In preparation for the event, the companies have pre-staged more than 1,500 resources, including line and tree personnel, damage assessors and wire guards, across the state to assist with restoration efforts. Company and contractor crews will be onsite and prepared to facilitate an effective and efficient response should outages occur.

Equipment Summary

The line and tree crews will be prepared to respond to any snow or wind related issues with bucket trucks, auger trucks, wood chippers, dump trucks and backhoes.

How to Stay Up to Date

NYSEG and RG&E will provide updates throughout the event to the general public on their website and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Customers should also sign up for outage alerts and download the NYSEG or RG&E mobile app to get the most up-to-date information.


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