News & Notices
Winter Storm Orlena continues to impact the Town of Highland, Sullivan County, and the entire tri-state area. Locally, we received approximately a foot of snow during the overnight hours, with total accumulations estimated to be now in excess of two feet.
The area remains under a winter storm warning until 7pm today, February 2nd.
Additional snow accumulation is likely. This is a heavy, wet snow and anyone attempting to move or remove snow should be extremely careful (lift properly, take frequent breaks, stay hydrated).
Please be advised that all Town offices are closed today. The Town Board workshop meeting scheduled for tonight at 7pm is cancelled, and the public will be advised of the rescheduled date and time.
Governor Cuomo issued a State of Emergency for Sullivan and 43 other counties yesterday. Tandem and trailer trucks are restricted from certain roadways and bridges. The National Guard has been deployed to the Hudson Valley. Non-essential travel is discouraged.
Please stay home and let the Highway Department safely clear the roadways. If you must travel, make sure you notify someone of your travel plans (destination, route, etc) and have water, a blanket, and adequate fuel. NYSEG has a response crew staging at the Highway Department shop, and hopefully any outages will be brief. In the event of a power outage, please remember to safely use your generator or alternative heat sources. Use 911 for emergencies.
For Immediate Release
February 2, 2021