Locals find warmth in temporary shelters amid power outages

Corning Bureau

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – Approximately 2,00 people are still without power Monday evening in Steuben County, according to Steuben County Office of Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall.

The Red Cross has a shelter established at the Canisteo Fire Hall for those without power to stay overnight until Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Temporary warming centers were also set up at the Montour Falls Fire Station and Addison High School. John and Esther Sherrod of Rathbone have been without power since 10 a.m. Because of a medical condition, they spent part of the night at the Addison shelter before going to a hotel, courtesy of the Red Cross.

Residents that have any other shelter needs are encouraged to call 2-1-1.

NYSEG officials say power interruptions may last through the night due to “significant damage to the electric system including off-road areas.”

NYSEG reports that more than 2,800 customers in Steuben County have not had their power restored after Mondy morning’s snowstorm, which dropped nearly a foot of snow in some areas.

The Unnecessary Travel Advisory was lifted at 7 p.m. at the cancellation of the NWS’ Winter Storm Warning. The Steuben County Sheriff states that winter driving conditions across the county still exist and urges motorists to continue to drive safely.

Less than 1,100 people in Chemung and Schuyler counties are still without power.

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