All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be closing today, 12/16/20 at 3:00 pm and will be reopening 12/17/20 at 12:00 pm

After meeting with the ICS Team and evaluating the impact of the expected winter storm, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has ordered the closing of all Putnam County Government Offices with the exception of essential services, at 3 pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Non-essential government offices will reopen at 12 Noon on Thursday 12/17/20.

“After discussing the possible impact of the current storm with our ICS Team we made the decision to close non-essential offices early to allow our employees to not only get home safely but to keep the roads clear to allow our highway crews to safely remove ice and snow,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Providing emergency services to the public is a 24 X 7 job and one essential part is keeping the roads clear.”

In addition, please note the following:
• Our public transportation system which includes the Croton Falls Commuters and fixed route PART System as well as the Pre-K/EI Transportation to schools in Putnam and Westchester Counties will stop operations at 4 PM today, Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
• All transportation services will remain closed for the entire day Thursday, December 17, 2020
• Transportation services will resume normal operations on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Blizzard boxes, an emergency meal, have been delivered to our seniors. “As we will be unable to deliver essential meals to our seniors, we remind them that these emergency meals are available whenever they need them,” said County Executive Odell.

Remember to check on family, friends and vulnerable neighbors and If you MUST travel Thursday morning give yourself enough time and drive carefully.

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