News Release -- Old Man Winter Approaches

City of Rochester

News Release

 (Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017) – It’s about that time. Winter weather is about to arrive in the City of Rochester. Fortunately, the great snow fighters of the City Department of Environmental Services stand ready with 7,500 tons of salt, and extra men and women on the job, prepared to tackle whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

 But the City is asking for help from residents and visitors as well. Motorists are asked to be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions, and give themselves plenty of time to get wherever they need to go.

 “In Rochester, we know snow, so   my team works year-round to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us,” Mayor Lovely Warren said. “But everyone has a role to play, so we ask our citizens to exercise caution on the roads, not just for their own safety, but for the safety of others as well.”

Helpful tips for driving in winter weather:

 •             Make sure your tires are properly inflated

•             Keep gas tank at least half-full 

•             Do not use cruise control on slippery surfaces

•             Don’t warm up vehicle in an enclosed area (like a garage)

•             Consider keeping a winter preparedness kit in your car and/or at home.

For more information on what to include in a preparedness kit, visit: 


 News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.