Obligatory evacuation, journey advisory lifted in Chautauqua County


CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) — The necessary evacuation order for the Cities of Hanover and Sheridan, in addition to the Village of Silver Creek, Hanford Bay and Sundown Bay, has been lifted, Chautauqua County Government PJ Wendel introduced Saturday.

The evacuation was lifted formally at 1 p.m., permitting residents to return to their properties.

As well as, the journey advisory for all of Chautauqua County was lifted Saturday by Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone. The state of emergency for all parts of Chautauqua County north of Route 5 will stay in impact by Monday, nevertheless.

County officers are urging residents returning to their properties to take action cautiously, and to not park their automobiles on the road, with extra snow within the forecast.

“I wish to thank our first responders and highway crews,” Wendel mentioned. “This storm had the potential to be very harmful, and our first responders and highway crews ensured that the individuals of Chautauqua County particularly these alongside Lake Erie have been safely evacuated.”

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