ITHACA, N.Y. –– With snow continuing to fall throughout Tompkins County, officials are warning the public to stay home if they can.

“Hazardous driving conditions exist in areas throughout the county due to the heavy snowfall.  Snow is expected to taper off later this morning and lake enhanced snowfall is expected tonight into tomorrow morning.  Highway crews are working to clear snow as quickly as possible,” says Geoff Dunn, head of the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response.”

If you must go out, drivers are urged to use caution while driving and avoid any unnecessary travel.

In addition, most TCAT bus routes will not be in service for the time being.

“We expect to be back to normal between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., but ask our customers, before heading out, to check their individual routes,” Patty Poist, communications and marketing manager for TCAT said. “There could be sporadic delays and snow detours.”

You can check the TCAT bus tracker here for updates on when your route is back in service.

Anna Lamb

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