Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center
Motorists advised to avoid traveling
between Route 9 and Route 9D in Beacon, Fishkill, Wappinger
The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated with a variety of county, state and local utility representatives coordinating resources as necessary to respond to the hazardous conditions, including downed trees and wires, which have closed roads and knocked out power.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “It has been a long night for many in Dutchess County, particularly highway crews, 911 operators, utility workers and emergency responders, dealing with the impacts of this severe storm. There still significant issues on roadways in the southern Dutchess area between Route 9 and Route 9D, so motorists should avoid these areas for the morning commute.”
Travel restrictions will be lifted effective at 4am on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Motorists are advised to utilize caution on roadways as there are still road obstructions and non-functional traffic signals. Motorists should avoid the Route 9D area from Old Hopewell Road in Wappinger to Interstate 84 in Fishkill, as well as connecting roadways over to Route 9. Multiple traffic signals are not functioning on Route 9 from Alpine Commons in Wappinger down to Route 84, including the intersection at Route 52 and at Route 84. Avoid the area of Route 52 and Red School House Road in Fishkill.
The American Red Cross is assisting individuals whose homes have been structurally impacted by the storm with a shelter at the Fishkill Town Hall at 807 Route 52, Fishkill. American Red Cross will provide centralized case management to impacted families at this location.