STAY OFF THE ROADS: Major Winter Storm to Impact Rockland County, Schools Closed

In response to an imminent major winter storm expected to deliver 8 to 11 inches of snow, Rockland County officials are urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel and stay off the roads. The Ramapo Highway Department’s early morning briefing highlighted the storm’s potential to severely impact the area, with snowfall commencing lightly between 10-11 pm tonight and intensifying from 1 am to 3 pm EST Tuesday. The most substantial snowfall is forecasted for the period between 5 am and 12 pm EST Tuesday, with some locations possibly experiencing higher accumulations.

The predicted wet and heavy nature of the snow suggests significant accumulation throughout Tuesday, further complicated by increasing winds that will shift from NE to NW at 8-15 mph, with gusts up to 20-25 mph. To combat the expected conditions, the Town of Ramapo Highway Department has initiated pre-storm brining operations and stands ready to manage the storm’s effects. Temperatures are projected to stay in the mid-30s, with conditions expected to dry out by Tuesday night.

As a precaution, the East Ramapo Central School District has announced a closure for in-person learning on Tuesday, February 13th, and has also canceled all transportation for private schools.

Residents requiring emergency assistance during the storm are encouraged to contact their local police departments.

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