Schenectady County Declares State of Emergency and Issues Travel Ban due to Winter Storm
The County of Schenectady issued a countywide State of Emergency effective at 8am on March 14, 2017 due to a major winter storm with public health and safety implications.
Along with the State of Emergency, the County has issued a Local Emergency Order effective Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4pm. The emergency order limits travel on all roads and highways within Schenectady County to ESSENTIAL TRAFFIC ONLY. This will allow the state, county, city, towns, and villages to maintain roads for emergency response vehicles and to plow the roads as safely and quickly as possible.
The County Manager of Schenectady County exercised the authority given under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law to preserve the public safety and thereby rendered all required and available County assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this County.
All Schenectady County Offices are closed. All non-essential employees should NOT report to work EXCEPT for Emergency Management, DPW, Glendale Nursing Home, and designated Facility staff.
The regularly scheduled Schenectady County Legislature Meeting has also been postponed for tonight and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 16th at 7pm.