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- A Message from Supervisor LaFountain: Weekend storm preparation and safety

With a winter storm warning in effect that promises heavy snow and high winds into Monday, Penfield DPW has plows ready to take to their routes to clear snow and salt roadways.

Please keep the following in mind throughout the storm event:

Please do not drive unless necessary. If you must drive, please allow for extra drive time. Clear all snow from your vehicle including headlights and tail lights.

Give plow operators plenty of room to do their job. Never try to race a plow or make quick moves to "get away." Cars are not always visible and big trucks cannot always stop quickly to respond to sudden moves by cars. 

The effectiveness of salt will be lessened as temperatures drop due to predicted high winds

Winter parking rule are in effect—this means no parking on roadways 2:00–7:00 AM.

Please keep neighborhood fire hydrants clear of snow to assist emergency responders.

Check on elderly neighbors to be sure they are safe and warm.

Keep house furnace vents and gas meters clear of snow and ice to prevent hazardous conditions. 

Kids are home from school Monday; please be mindful of bitter temps and potential for frostbite AND do not ever allow them to play in snowbanks adjacent to roadways. Plows will be out during and after snowfall to clean up and “shelf” snowbanks.

Also, do you know you can sign up for RG&E alerts? Now is a good time to set up an account and choose which alerts you want and how you want to receive them: by text email, phone, or all three. Go to www.RGE.com and have your account number handy.

Please heed weather reports and stay warm and safe.

Tony




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