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Following February Storm Review, Monroe County Makes Changes to Release of Travel Advisories

Mar 2, 2016

Monroe County and state officials representing 13 different agencies met Tuesday to review their response to the storm that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Rochester area February 16.

County executive Cheryl Dinolfo took some criticism for the timing of a travel advisory which she announced late that morning after dozens of vehicles had already become stranded on a snow-clogged 490, the Bay Bridge and other roads.

County spokesman William Napier said in a release that all future travel advisories from the county will be issued jointly with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

He said the advisories will also be more detailed and, when necessary, encourage residents to work from home, delay their commute or use alternate routes.

Napier added that officials at Tuesday's meeting were pleased with some positive aspects of the storm response. He said roads conditions were restored to normal within 14 hours and there was no loss of life or significant injuries.