January 30, 2019
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Directs Non-Essential State Employees in Erie County to Stay Home

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State of Emergency in Effect for Erie County and Other Counties Affected by Extreme Winter Weather


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed non-essential state employees in Erie County that they do not need to report to work tomorrow due to weather conditions forecasted, including extreme cold and blowing and heavy snow, as well as a number of road closures that could still be in effect tomorrow morning. The Governor also announced that a State of Emergency is in effect for Erie County and other counties affected by the extreme weather. States of Emergency have also been declared by Erie County, the City of Buffalo and the Town of Cheektowaga.


"As Western New York continues to face extreme cold and snow, I urge non-essential state employees to stay home, stay off the roads and stay safe," Governor Cuomo said. "We are actively monitoring the storm and will continue to assist localities in Western New York and across the state with personnel, equipment and assets to clear the roads and keep New Yorkers safe."



Non-essential employees in State offices in Erie County can stay home from work tomorrow without having to charge accruals.


If a State employee has any questions, they should contact their supervisor or Human Resources department. 

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