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Travel Advisory 11/19-11/20/22

The City of Lockport is calling for a TRAVEL ADVISORY within city limits for the remainder of the Winter Storm Warning from 10am November 19 through 9am November 20, 2022, at which time conditions will be re-evaluated to determine necessity.

Travel could be difficult with areas of blowing snow potentially reducing visibility.

The City of Lockport cautions travelers to avoid unnecessary travel whenever possible due to winter weather conditions making driving difficult and unsafe.  When driving is necessary, use extreme caution and drive slowly.

If an emergency arises, please call 911. If you have any questions or other needs, please call our non-emergency number-716-433-7700   Thank you.

*Safety Tips*
– Stay off the roads as much as possible.
– If you must drive, drive slowly. Allow for extra travel time, and
exercise extreme caution when traveling. Use major streets or highways
for travel whenever possible.
– Pedestrians should exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces; some
ice may not be visible. Wear sturdy boots that provide traction to reduce
slipping. Use handrails when using stairs.
– Take care when walking on snow and ice, especially if you are an older
adult. Seniors should take extra care outdoors to avoid slips and falls.
– Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or
crossing intersections.
– If you have to go outdoors, wear dry, warm clothing and cover exposed
skin. Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered. Wear a hat, hood,
scarf, and gloves. Stay alert for signs of hypothermia, like intense
shivering or dizziness, and anyone who experiences these symptoms should
seek medical attention or call 911.
– Be careful when shoveling snow. Follow your doctor’s advice if you
have heart disease or high blood pressure. Cold weather puts an extra
strain on the heart.
– Check on family, friends and neighbors who may need help in cold
weather &mdashs; especially older adults or people with disabilities — to
make sure they are safe inside and have heat.
– Immediately tell your building superintendent, property manager or
owner if you do not have heat.  If the problem is not fixed,  quickly go to
a warm place, such as a friend’s or family member’s home. If you stay at
home, wear additional layers of clothing to keep warm. If you need a place
to stay,  Call 716-433-7700
– Improper use of portable heating equipment can lead to fire or
dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Take precautions to ensure you are
heating your home safely. Do not heat your home with a gas stove or oven,
charcoal grill, or kerosene, propane, or oil-burning heaters.
– Always keep an eye on heating equipment. Never leave children alone in
the room where a space heater is running. Turn it off when you are unable
to closely monitor it.
– Be careful not to overload electrical circuits.