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February 26th, 2010

Orange County Extends State Of Emergency



County Executive Edward Diana has extended the State of Emergency as a result of the severe weather impacting Orange County and the entire Hudson Valley. This was the scene on Broadway in the City of Newburgh on Friday, February 26, 2010. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.

Goshen - Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana has extended the state of emergency and has closed county offices today in response to the severe weather impacting Orange County and the entire Hudson Valley.

“The County has determined that road conditions continue to be 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 6:00 a.m., February 27, 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 6:00 a.m. February 27, 2010.  This prohibition does not apply to vehicles engaged in snow removal, sanding, salting and clearing operations.

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Reader Response
  • Mitch Gibson
  • February 26th, 2010 Kudos to King Diana...With his county issued SUV, I expect that he is out checking out all the roads. Eddie...Now let's focus on securing our boarders from terrorists who will be attacking via the Hudson. How's the Orange County Navy....

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  • February 26th, 2010 What would happen if you drive? what are the consequences as far as the law?

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