Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has issued a statement about the lake effect snow expected to impact the area again late Thursday afternoon and evening:
City Hall, all City facilities and libraries will close at 3 p.m., and all non-school based R-Centers will close at 7 p.m. Non-essential City employees will be dismissed at 3 p.m. in order to alleviate traffic on the roads.
City of Rochester R-Center after school programs at Rochester City Schools 42,17, 35 and 46 are closed for the afternoon.
In addition, Mayor Warren is urging Rochester employers and motorists to pay attention to County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo’s request to avoid unnecessary travel.
Currently, forecasts predict heavy snowfall around this evening’s rush hour. Less traffic on the roads makes plowing easier for road crews.
Residents are urged to use caution on the roads, give snow plows plenty of space to do their jobs and abide by alternate-side parking regulations.
Citizens can find more details on winter weather and plowing by visiting www.cityofrochester.gov/rocsnow.