Local officials urge preparedness to residents for the season’s first snowfall. Though the forecast may change, meteorologists predict the majority of snow during Saturday night into Sunday morning. County Executive George Latimer is advising citizens to take proactive measures, emphasizing the importance of safety and preparedness.
Preparing for the snow storm
Road crews in Yonkers and Westchester County are anticipating consistent road clearing.
To assist motorists, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety will deploy additional Patrol and Emergency Service Unit officers. Commissioner Terrance Raynor also advises residents to avoid unnecessary travel. This reduces traffic enabled officers to respond promptly to emergencies and ensure effective snow plow operations.
Stock up for an indoors weekend
Local officials are also encouraging residents to assess and replenish their supplies ahead of the storm, locate snow shovels and brushes, and minimize travel during the heaviest snowfall to facilitate safe road clearing by crews.
As carbon monoxide poisoning can be life threatening, please do not use generators indoors. Likewise, the Health Department stresses the importance of proper ventilation for fireplaces, wood stoves, and combustion heaters, and adherence to safety guidelines for space heaters and wood-burning stoves.
In case of power outages, residents should contact their utility companies promptly. Con Edison and NYS Electric and Gas can be reached for electrical and gas related issues, respectively.
As Yonkers residents brace for the snow, the community remains united in their preparations for the challenging weather ahead.