Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE – With Chautauqua County expected to receive heavy snowfall through Friday, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is reminding residents to use caution while traveling.Drivers are asked to postpone or cancel non-essential trips if travel conditions are hazardous and obey travel bans.Additonal, Wendel asks drivers to clean off all snow and ice from their vehicles by making sure snow and frost is removed from the windshield, windows and side mirrors; compacted snow is removed from the wheel wells; and snow is removed from the headlights and taillights so other drivers can see you.“We have been fortunate to have some warmer weather this past week but with significant snowfall expected to return, I ask that county residents please use caution and remember to slow down if road conditions and visibility are poor,” said Wendel. “Our Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Transportation are prepared for this storm and I remind residents that if they must travel to please be careful.” The executive also asks residents to keep parked vehicles off the roadways and shoulders of the road so that crews and properly clear snow.Wendel says residents should call the Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement agencies to notify them if your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road and to keep the gas tank at least half full to prevent the fuel line from freezing.Weather forecasters say heavy lake effect snow is expected with total snow accumulations of one to two feet. Winds could also gust as high as 45 to 50 m.p.h. resulting in severe blowing and drifting snow.
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