Goshen - Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana has declared a state of emergency in response to the severe weather impacting Orange County and the entire Hudson Valley.
“The County has determined that road conditions are dangerous and pose a real and substantial risk to vehicular traffic and the public safety is imperiled thereby, and the presence of non-essential vehicles on the roads will impede snow removal equipment and other essential services,” Diana said. “Accordingly, I do hereby find that the County of Orange public safety to be imperiled by the said winter storm and, consequently, to safeguard the health and welfare of the public, I declare a County state of emergency for the entire County of Orange, pursuant, inter alia, to New York State Executive Law Section 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m., February 25, 2010 and continuing until 7:00 a.m., February 26, 2010, unless extended by a subsequent Executive Order.”
As a result of this declaration of a County state of emergency all non-essential vehicular traffic is prohibited from all highways and roads within the County between the hours of 6:00 p.m., February 25, 2010 and 7:00 a.m. February 26, 2010. This prohibition does not apply to vehicles engaged in snow removal, sanding, salting and clearing operations.