Molinaro Issues Emergency Order With Travel Restrictions for Southern Dutchess Areas

Molinaro Issues Emergency Order
With Travel Restrictions
for Southern Dutchess Areas
Beacon – Fishkill – Wappinger

Travel Restrictions – Effective Today at 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 15th


Poughkeepsie, NY… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, in consultation with the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Department of Public Works, and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office has declared a State of Emergency and issued an emergency order restricting travel in the southern area of Dutchess County, including the City of Beacon, Town and Village of Fishkill, Town of Wappinger and Village of Wappingers Falls due to the severe storm and high winds that have resulted in hazardous impacts from downed trees and wires making roads impassable and creating safety hazards. The emergency order restricts travel on all roadways in those areas until further notice. 

County Executive Molinaro said, “Conditions are extremely hazardous in certain areas, particularly the southern Dutchess area. Emergency crews are out in force addressing situations as quickly as possible, but it is important that non-essential traffic stays off the road in these areas.”

The emergency order states: “Travel on roadways in Dutchess County is restricted except for: medical and health facility personnel, law enforcement and public safety personnel, first responders, utility, maintenance and public works personnel, 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.

Residents can stay up to date on the County’s storm response online at or on the County’s social media pages on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.

Author: Harlem Valley News