Emergency Operations Center activated in Orange County during storm
News 12’s Blaise Gomez is monitoring the conditions during the storm in Orange County.
In the Pine Island area, Black Dirt farmers are concerned about the Wallkill River cresting and flooding during the storm, as News 12 reported last week
So far, no flooding has been reported in the county, but Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus activated the county Emergency Operations Center in Goshen mid-afternoon.
A sleet-mix caused several vehicles to spin out in the Minisink and Westtown areas.
In Warwick, the police department posted to Facebook urging people to be prepared for the possibility of flooding and outages.
They said rescuers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents in 24 hours during the weekend snowstorm and are urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel during the current, potentially dangerous conditions.
The region is expected to see rain that, coupled with melting snow, may cause flooding. High winds are also expected, and utility companies are on standby for power outages.