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St. Lawrence County Emergency Services says no rise in emergencies despite bad weather

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The threat of icy conditions might have closed schools Monday, but county Emergency Services interim Director Keith J. Zimmerman said that emergency responders handled a typical number of calls throughout the day.

The freezing rain some parts of the county experienced Sunday and Monday resulted in a few cars in ditches, but the ice didn’t seem to stick, Mr. Zimmerman said.

“I’m not seeing any new ice on the trees,” he said. “I think the warm temperatures lasted a little longer than originally expected.”

Mr. Zimmerman also credited road crews that spent the day salting and clearing snow.

Mr. Zimmerman said the extreme weather people are experiencing in other parts of the state doesn’t appear to be headed to the area. And though temperatures are expected to drop back down into the teens over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service, emergency services officials are not expecting anything out of the ordinary.

“We’ll have some more patches of black ice,” Mr. Zimmerman said. He advises people to drive cautiously. “Better to be a few minutes late than end up in a ditch.”

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