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Yorktown Declares State of Emergency

Due to the anticipated hazardous conditions on the roadways, all travel on the roadways in the town of Yorktown is restricted to emergency vehicles, town highway vehicles, utility vehicles and emergency personnel.

A State of Emergency has been declared in the town of Yorktown, effective 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. It will remain in effect until rescinded.

Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace made the decision to declare the State of Emergency Sunday afternoon in consultation with the Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon and Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo. 

Due to the anticipated hazardous conditions on the roadways, all travel on the roadways in the town of Yorktown is restricted to emergency vehicles, town highway vehicles, utility vehicles and emergency personnel. All unnecessary travel is prohibited.

"This State of Emergency will allow emergency personnel to perform the essential functions necessary to clear roadways, remove downed trees and prevent injury due to any downed power lines," McMahon said in a statement. 

The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center will open as an emergency shelter on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon. It will be open to residents without electricity or heat. Residents are permitted to bring non-perishable items and are reminded to bring with them any necessary medications. No pets are allowed. 

Closings:

  • Yorktown Town Court will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • The Yorktown Senior Center will be closed Monday and Tuesday 
  • There will be no senior outbound meals on Monday and Tuesday

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