Town Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella advises that numerous trees and limbs have fallen, and continue to fall, on roads throughout the Town of Rhinebeck, because of the snowstorm. Road conditions are dangerous. Several roads are blocked due to trees and wires in the roads. Please do not travel unless it essential.
Town Hall is open for any one needing shelter. Please bring your own provisions. Please be aware that Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has declared a countywide State of Emergency for Dutchess County effective 7pm this evening (Saturday, 10/29) until further notice. The State of Emergency declaration states: all roadways in Dutchess are closed and traffic is prohibited except for: medical and health facility personnel, law enforcement and public safety personnel, first responders, utility, maintenance and public works personnel, snow removal sanding, salting and clearing operations personnel, facility operations persons deemed necessary for plant operations by their employers and public and government personnel involved in the emergency operations.The state of emergency is issued pursuant to Section 24 of New York State Executive Law. It is enforceable by local, county, and state law enforcement agencies