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March storm dumps heavy snowfall

YATES COUNTY--The snowstorm Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 will be remembered in Yates County.
Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said the county received 12 to 18 inches of snow (depending on elevation) as of Friday afternoon. Spike said the heavy, wet snow caused downed trees, tree limbs and power lines, and many vehicles sliding off area roads. Route 14 was closed for several hours due to two tractor-trailers and car accident blocking the roadway.
Spike said the Yates County 911 center had to call in additional dispatchers to handle the large volume of calls. The sheriff said the emergency management and emergency services handled numerous incident calls. Highway departments and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation crews responded to power lines down in many areas. The coroner was called in Penn Yan for a storm related death from a man out shoveling snow. The storm produced over 150 law enforcement assignments and 75 fire department and EMS calls. Over 300 non-emergency phone calls came in to the dispatch center during the height of the storm Friday, March 2. Dispatchers were overloaded at times due to the multiple incoming phone and radio calls.
Spike said, "I thank all police, fire and EMS first responders, 911 dispatchers, highway department and municipal workers, wrecker services, volunteers, and NYSEG crews for all their responses and call handling." YATES COUNTY--The snowstorm Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 will be remembered in Yates County.
Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said the county received 12 to 18 inches of snow (depending on elevation) as of Friday afternoon. Spike said the heavy, wet snow caused downed trees, tree limbs and power lines, and many vehicles sliding off area roads. Route 14 was closed for several hours due to two tractor-trailers and car accident blocking the roadway.
Spike said the Yates County 911 center had to call in additional dispatchers to handle the large volume of calls. The sheriff said the emergency management and emergency services handled numerous incident calls. Highway departments and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation crews responded to power lines down in many areas. The coroner was called in Penn Yan for a storm related death from a man out shoveling snow. The storm produced over 150 law enforcement assignments and 75 fire department and EMS calls. Over 300 non-emergency phone calls came in to the dispatch center during the height of the storm Friday, March 2. Dispatchers were overloaded at times due to the multiple incoming phone and radio calls.
Spike said, "I thank all police, fire and EMS first responders, 911 dispatchers, highway department and municipal workers, wrecker services, volunteers, and NYSEG crews for all their responses and call handling."





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