Onondaga County Issues Travel Advisory

Potential for Hazardous Road Conditions

County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II has issued a Travel Advisory for Onondaga County until 10AM, Friday, November 16th.

This travel advisory does not restrict travel. It is a warning to motorists that hazardous driving conditions may exist throughout the County. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which expires on Friday, November 16th, 10AM. Snow accumulations are forecast to be between eight and 12 inches. The heaviest snow will be overnight Thursday into Friday morning and may impact the morning commute. Please exercise caution when traveling. Conditions throughout the county may vary from location to location. The heaviest snow is forecast to impact the southern most parts of Onondaga County.

Please monitor local forecasts and conditions as the impact varies depending on location. Precautionary/preparedness actions: For the safety of all residents, the general public is encouraged to consider the need to be on the roads during the above time frame and to use extreme caution while traveling in or around Onondaga County.

If you must travel:

Travel at reduced speeds to allow for increased reaction time,

  • Allow additional time to reach your destination,
  • Completely clear your vehicle of snow and ice,
  • Move over and slow down when approaching emergency vehicles or tow trucks, and
  • Do not pass snow plows.