(WENY) -- With snowfall expected to continue throughout Tuesday, Tompkins County will remain under a winter storm warning from Monday through Wednesday morning. Snowfall totals are expected to reach four to eight inches through Wednesday morning, with some parts of the region seeing higher amounts.  

“On the last report I saw, overnight was one to two inches an hour at the most intense spots, which is not too bad unless the winds blow too hard,” Nick Ensign, Deputy Highway Director for Tompkins Co., said, adding, “I heard 20 to 30 mph winds, so that could blow a lot around; it could get interesting.”  

Ensign says the Highway Department's trucks are loaded with salt and ready for the snow. He added that although this type of weather can be dangerous, it's nothing he and his department can't handle.  

“It's just a snowstorm; it's not the end of the world,” Ensign said, adding, “Tompkins County and all the surrounding towns are more than equipped to deal with this.”  

Ensign reminds those going out in the winter weather to make way for crews working to keep the roads clear. He says this helps plow drivers keep the roads safe.  

“The more cars that are on the roads, the harder it is to our job,” Ensign said, adding, “If you can stay home, stay home.”