Statement as issued Wednesday morning by Steuben County officials:
The Steuben County Commissioners in cooperation with the Sheriff, Steuben County Highway and the Steuben County Emergency Management will continue with a Snow ADVISORY Level for Steuben County into tomorrow (Thursday January 30th). Conditions will be evaluated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday and a status update will be released shortly thereafter. Road conditions in the southeast portion of Steuben County remain a challenge for highway crews in removing heavily packed snow from the roadways. Please drive slower than normal, give yourself plenty of travel time and plenty of stopping distance between other vehicles and at intersections. County highway continues to reported that county roads are now open however some have large snow banks and will be narrow in places. Pay loader removal of snow in these areas are expected to continue throughout the day Wednesday and into Thursday. Please be alert for highway snow removal equipment when driving.
Regular media outlets plus the Sheriff Facebook page, www.steubensheriff.com and Nixle text alerts will be used to alert everyone of any updates.
County offices including the court house are (resuming) regular business hours.
The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
Tim R. Troyer