This is a message from the Orange Police Department:
The governor has lifted the travel ban as of 4 p.m. However, many secondary roads are impassable.
Do not attempt to drive on roads that have not been plowed. Snow drifts may be several feet deep. Stuck and stranded vehicles will hamper efforts to open roadways.
The highway department has no estimate as to when all roads will be cleared. Please do not tie up emergency dispatchers with questions regarding road openings. Please be patient.
We are asking residents to shelter in place while crews clear roads.
When clearing driveways, DO NOT leave snow piles in the roadway, this can limit access for emergency vehicles.
Please clear hydrants in your neighborhood, if possible.
Consider checking on elderly neighbors.
The shelter remains closed at this time.
To report power outages, call UI at 800-722-5584
Call 911 for emergencies only.
Tune to local news outlets for weather updates, we will send further notifications as conditions improve.
For more information on the storm and its impact on town and the state, check out the Orange Storm Central article.