Tompkins Sheriff: Roadways are reopened, but drivers should use caution


Effective at 6 am on Wednesday, Sheriff Lansing has reopened roadways in Tompkins County. He encouraged residents who are out operating vehicles to use extreme caution and patience as snow and ice remain on the roads.

He says that blowing and drifting could continue to cause problems throughout the day on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 14th: 2 pm

In a message from Tompkins County Sheriff Lansing, all travel will be restricted at 3 pm. Those who head out — should only be emergency personnel, or those working to protect or save lives, according to the Sheriff.

His message can be read below:

“Effective at 3:00 PM today, Sheriff Lansing orders roads closed except for essential travel. Travel is restricted to emergency personnel and others performing actions to protect lives, prevent incident or protect property. Roads are limited to travel by citizens that are coming from work or during necessary health/safety travel.

Please note that these closures are in effect until further notice. Everyone is urged to seek out information from local media before any travel tomorrow. Please travel cautiously.

Also, all Tompkins County government offices are CLOSED, as of 12:00 Noon today. County officials will be monitoring the storm, and will make a decision regarding Wednesday operations as of early Wednesday morning.”

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