Watertown, NY (WWNY) – Jefferson County has declared a state of emergency and a travel ban is in place until further notice.
Warming shelters are located at Adams Fire Station, Henderson Fire Station, Sacketts Harbor Fire Station, Chaumont Fire Station, Cape Vincent Fire Station, and Arctic Fire Station.
Emergency officials said there are between 75 and 100 disabled or abandoned vehicles on county roads.
Here’s the 6pm report for the storm moving Friday:
It had been raining heavily all morning, but at about 11:30 am, 7 News reporter Chad Sharett was in Thompson Park watching the white walls crisscross the city.
First, you can see Watertown and the Dulles State Capitol, but you can’t see it. People were amazed when it took only three minutes for the city to be engulfed in a storm.
“This came quickly. I told him to go home sooner,” said Robert Welden, who closed his legal practice early.
Welden let his employees go early because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“Don’t try to get out of your own way. It’s going to be dangerous,” said Welden.
Drivers on the city streets found themselves sliding as much as they were driving, causing problems on the hills of Coffeen Street.
Other drivers settled at petrol stations, hoping to get home after work.
“I have to work until nine tonight. Hopefully I can go home,” said retail worker Brenda Golding.
Jacqueline Dawe works in a hospital and refuels in case she needs to drive her coworkers to work in case they can’t get to the hospital on their own.
said Jacqueline Dawe, vice president of clinical services at Samaritan. medical center.
In downtown Watertown, even the capricious pig owners couldn’t take their chances and closed early.
“It’s definitely wet and cold.
Tonight’s concern is not just the snow, but the wind and dangerously cold wind chill.
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