Travel ban extended in St. Lawrence County

4-6 foot snowdrifts on county roads, UTV’s used to rescue stranded motorists
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
Published: Dec. 23, 2022 at 9:33 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2022 at 6:50 AM EST
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CANTON, New York (WWNY) - St. Lawrence County extends its travel ban Saturday until 8 PM when it will be reevaluated, according to Matthew Denner, Director of St. Lawrence County Emergency Services.

Denner says UTV’s are needing to be used to rescue stranded motorists because some roads have 4-6 foot snowdrifts.

Some communities have fire departments where those motorists are being shuttled to, and food is being delivered to the departments.

Denner says town plow crews went home last night to take mandatory rest time (they can only drive so many hours), and some are having a tough time getting back to town barns to start plowing again.

Denner says stay home. Some roads are simply impassable.