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Geneva Barricading Some Side Streets on Hills Due to Freezing Rain

The barricaded hill streets, which are primarily the side streets that run into Route 25 and Route 31, will likely remain closed until Saturday morning.

The city of Geneva has issued a warning Friday night, advising residents of the Freezing Rain Advisory and explaining the Public Works Department response — which includes barricading of some side streets.

This from the city:

Public Works has two crews in trying to keep up with the icy conditions, but the hills are becoming an issue for motorists. With the rain still coming down, the salt is not lasting long enough. Crews have now switched to a sand mix. 

Public Works is going to barricade off the side street hills and focus attention on the main arterial routes. The barricaded hill streets, which are primarily the side streets that run into Route 25 and Route 31, will likely remain closed until Saturday morning when our third crew reports for duty. We are working to provide a full street closure list in a future update.

One crew also is hitting the main secondary residential routes and "bad spots" reported in Geneva. Our staff is trying our hardest to keep up with the conditions, which are proving quite challenging. Please be patient as crews work throughout the night.

Although temperatures have warmed into the middle 30s to near 40, very cold ground conditions has lead to icing on roadways and sidewalks. Roads with melting snow and slush may be especially slippery.

Traveling through these conditions is not advised. Police put out the following alert via Nixle earlier this evening.

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