Delaware County has declared a level 3 snow emergency as of Friday, December 23rd at 7:30 pm. According to Sheriff Martin, all roadways in the county are closed to non-emergency personnel and residents are strongly advised to stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary to travel.
The level 3 snow emergency is the highest level of alert and indicates that all roadways in the county are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. It is extremely dangerous to be out on the roads and all travel should be avoided.
Employees are also advised to contact their employers to determine if they should report to work. Those who must travel are advised to use extreme caution and to make sure they have a winter survival kit in their vehicle, including blankets, food, water, and a flashlight.
The sheriff’s office urges residents to stay safe and to stay off the roads until the snow emergency has been lifted. Updates on the snow emergency will be provided as more information becomes available.