Snow in October? - Town of Ramapo Road Closures as of 10/31/2011
Would you believe snow in October? It seems that fall has bypassed us, or at least that winter has snuck in a quick preview. The prediction of between 5 -9 inches of snow for this weekend was not really taken seriously by too many. After all, we haven't seen snow in October since 1962; to say the least, we were unprepared.
The snow storm that Rockland County experienced this weekend, which left about 6-7 inches of heavy wet snow on the ground, reeked lots of havoc to the county. The trees, still green with leaves un-shed, couldn't withstand the weight of the snow, and fallen limbs and branches were the result, taking with it many of the power lines.
Many of the local streets are still blocked with downed trees and downed electric wires. Thousands are still without power, two days after the storm. The schools have been canceled for today (bet the kids are happy) because school buses can't get through many of the local thoroughfares due to the downed trees and downed wires.
For those of you who plan to be out and about, here's an update on the road closures in the Town of Ramapo as of 10/31/2011:
Brick Church Road
Brookview @ Carlisle
Carlton @ West Maple
Carlton between Spook Rock and Pine Rd
If you are one of those without power and are looking for a place to warm up you can take shelter at these warming stations:
The Joseph T. St. Lawrence Center at Torne Valley - open until 10PM tonight
The Ramapo Senior Citizen's Center at 319 Haverstraw Rd in Montebello - open until 3PM today
If you're out and about, be careful, stay warm and most of all, have a safe day!