Town of Pittsford NY

Winter Storm Expected Saturday Evening (1/19) – watch reports, take precautions

January 17, 2019

The National Weather Service is predicting a major winter storm this weekend.  Town highway crews are prepared for the weather coming our way but we need your help when the snow hits!  Pay attention to weather reports and follow advisories.  Stay off the roads if advised and limit travel otherwise.  On-street parking on public roads and shoulders in the Town is prohibited.  Please take precautions (see below) and keep the roads clear so our crews can keep them safe and accessible for you!

UPDATE: Storm Watch Details from NWS as of Friday morning (1/18/19):

  • Winter Storm Warning mid-day Saturday (1/19) through 6:00pm Sunday (1/20)
  • Heavy snows Saturday night
  • Widespread blowing/drifting snow Saturday night through Sunday night
  • Dangerous wind chills Sunday Night and Monday

[ FOR REFERENCE: Storm Watch Details from NWS as of Thursday morning (1/17/19):

  • Winter Storm Watch 1:00pm Saturday (1/19) to 6:00pm Monday (1/21)
  • Heavy snows area-wide Saturday night to Sunday
  • Additional Lake Effect snow possible Sunday night to Monday
  • Widespread blowing/drifting snow Saturday night to Monday
  • Dangerous wind chills ]

Take precautions to keep safe during a winter storm:

  • Check weather reports before going out – dress appropriately and plan for travel delays due to weather
  • Follow weather advisories – stay off roads when advised and limit travel otherwise
  • In the case of deep snow, prevent dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) build up: check furnace and dryer vents on house exterior to ensure they are clear, make sure car exhaust pipe is clear when warming up car
  • Take care when shoveling heavy snow to avoid injury or health risks
  • In case of power outage, never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area (doing so will create deadly carbon monoxide build up)
  • If it is safe to do so, check on friends and neighbors – including the elderly and those with health issues – who may need extra assistance
  • Bring pets inside or if not possible, ensure they have adequately warm and protected shelter

Information about facility closings and program/event cancellations will be announced on the Town's website, Facebook page Town of Pittsford, and Twitter feed @pittsfordtown, as well as on local television and radio stations and Pittsford's Cable Channel 1303 (ERCN TV-12) government access station. Channel 1303 ERCN TV-12 announcements can be viewed live any time via the TV-12 page on the Town website.

Please take care and stay safe!