UPDATE: Canisteo warming shelter to close 7 p.m. Tuesday
UPDATE (12/3/19) Officials with the American Red Cross say the warming shelter established at the Canisteo Fire Department will remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials say no residents stayed at the shelter overnight, and the decision to close was made "in conjunction with emergency officials".
UPDATE (6:15 p.m.) Steuben County Officials say they are working to establish a second warming center at the Canisteo Fire Hall, which is located on 14 South Main Street in Canisteo.
Officials say that shelter will be open Monday night.
BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – NYSEG officials are warning that power outages in Steuben County caused by the winter storm could last overnight Monday into Tuesday.
Officials say the electric system faced “significant damage”, including in off-road areas which are “difficult to quickly access and repair”.
As a result, the Steuben County Office of Emergency Services says the American Red Cross has set up a warming center at Addison High School, located at 1 Colwell Street in Addison. Staff from the Red Cross will be on hand to provide services at this location.
Officials say people without power should look to find alternate locations for overnight stay, including the warming shelter or with family or friends.
Anyone unable to find shelter should call 211 for assistance.
County officials say the unnecessary travel advisory will be lifted at 7 p.m.; however, Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says winter driving conditions across the county are still present and drivers should continue to drive carefully.