Putnam County’s ICS team has continued to monitor the current winter storm impacting Putnam County. Based on the most recent forecast, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has ordered closed all non-essential Putnam County Government Offices for Thursday, December 17,2020.
This includes Putnam County Moves, our public transportation system, Croton Falls Commuters, any fixed route PART System, ParaTransit, Veteran’s Transports and Pre-K/EI Transportation to schools in Putnam and Westchester Counties.
“Highway crews continue to work to keep the roadways clear, but the mixture of snow and high winds have made it a tough battle,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “It is imperative that the public remain off the roadways to allow the crews to continue to work safely.”
The storm is expected to bring several additional inches of snow before it begins to diminish around mid-day. This combined with wind gusts of 30 MPH or more will make driving treacherous. The public should avoid all unnecessary travel.
Residents are reminded that to report a power outage or downed wires you should call your local utility company; NYSEG 800-572-1131. Central Hudson 845-452-2700 or use their apps. If you use a generator, remember NEVER operate it in an enclosed space, even with a window or door open. This includes inside your home, basement or garage. Doing so can lead to a potentially lethal build-up of colorless, odorless, poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
Please call 9-1-1 ONLY if you need immediate police, fire or EMS response.
If you need help that is non-emergent, please call Putnam County’s United Way Information & Help Line at 2-1-1 which is available 24 X 7
Remember to follow all Putnam County updates on NY ALERT.