Weather conditions expected to quickly deteriorate overnight. Rain will transition to snow before ending in the late afternoon as temps drop.
Putnam County Alerts
Weather conditions are expected to quickly deteriorate overnight. Rain will transition to snow in the early afternoon as temps drop, ending in the late afternoon. While roadways will initially remain above freezing, we expect roadway temperatures to go below freezing at approximately 4 PM. That may make the evening commute extremely dangerous.
Winds will gust to 25 – 35 MPH with isolated peak gusts to 40 MPH through the afternoon and evening. Gusts will remain in the 20-35 mph range through the day tomorrow. Significant wind gusts along with temperatures in the teens overnight will create a dangerous wind chill of below zero.
Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will remain closed Friday, 12/23/22.
Several roads throughout Putnam County are closed due to downed trees and power lines. Crews are working to make roads passable. There are currently 4,200 residents without power throughout the County. NYSEG and Central Hudson are working to restore.
“Our highway crews are treating the roadways to help prevent icing, but staying off the roads is the safest solution.” said County Executive Odell, “Road treatment can wear off and cause unanticipated ice spots. Travel should be limited to essential needs only.”
Please note the following:
Our public transportation system which includes, Croton Falls Commuters, any fixed route PART System, Paratransit, Veteran’s Transports and Pre-K/EI Transportation to schools in Putnam and Westchester Counties, has suspended all service for Friday, December 23, 2022.
Normal service resumes tomorrow until 2:00 PM, when we will close in observance of Christmas
Service remains closed until Tuesday December 27, 2022
Remember to check on family, friends, and vulnerable neighbors and If you MUST travel 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
Remember to follow all Putnam County updates on NY ALERT.