Road conditions remain treacherous with many side roads impassable due to fallen trees or downed utility lines, according to Keith Zimmermann, St. Lawrence County’s interim Director of Emergency Services.
Light rain and sleet are expected to last through Sunday with continued minor accumulation of ice, he said. The ban on driving, except for essential travel, remains in effect as the second day of a State of Emergency continues.
“We encourage everyone to use caution when engaging in outdoor activities to avoid undo exertion when clearing drives and sidewalks as the sleet accumulation is very heavy,” he said.
National Grid and local, county and highway crews are “fully engaged in restoring power and getting roads to working condition as soon as possible,” he added.
“The continued patience of the public is greatly appreciated as crews are working as swiftly and safely as they can,” said Zimmermann