Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich this morning will be lifting the Travel Ban in the Town of Greece. However, due to current conditions throughout the town, the State of Emergency is still in effect.
Currently North Greece and Post Road is closed and Latta and Long Pond is also closed but is expected to open today. Six traffic lights remain out; one is flashing but not fully operational.
The National Guard has been deployed. They arrived at the Greece Community and Senior Center this morning. We appreciate their assistance.
To date, we have accommodated well over a hundred at the Greece Community and Senior Center, many seeking shelter from the cold throughout the day. Many families are making the Center their temporary home and staying over at night. We have distributed over 500 bags of dry ice and countless cases of water as well since this wind event has started.
Supervisor Reilich reminds residents to be very cautious when travelling throughout the Town of Greece as well as surrounding communities. There are several active restoration sites and fallen trees and debris continue to be a problem.
“Though I am lifting the Travel Ban, our residents should be aware we are still under a state of emergency. We have thousands of people still without power and there is much work ahead of us.” Reilich said.
We continue to welcome any and all residents into the Community and Senior Center to get out of the cold. Dry Ice and Bottled water are also still available at our DPW Facility, 647 Long Pond Road around the clock.
“My thanks to Chief Patrick Phelan and the entire Greece Police Department, our Town of Greece Department of Public Works, our Community and Senior Center employees, all of our Emergency responders from our Fire Departments as well as GVA and Monroe Ambulance and all of the Town employees and our entire community for everything that they have done thus far. This has been a daunting effort, but we are not done yet.” Said Reilich.