State Department issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Ukraine as embassy staff is told to leave


The U.S. State Department has ordered the evacuation of American citizens in Ukraine amid the threat of Russian military action.

“U.S. citizens in Ukraine should be aware that Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in departing Ukraine,” the State Department said in a travel advisory.

The State Department said in the travel advisory that eligible family members are being ordered to leave the country, while U.S. citizens in Ukraine should “consider” leaving the country.

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“On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family members from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options,” the advisory reads.

According to the travel advisory, security conditions in Ukraine can “deteriorate with little notice.”

“There are reports Russia is planning significant military action against Ukraine. The security conditions, particularly along Ukraine’s borders, in Russia-occupied Crimea, and in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine, are unpredictable and can deteriorate with little notice,” the advisory states.

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Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.

Members of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, train in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine’s army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion.
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The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the U.K.‘s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office announced on Saturday that it had information suggesting that the Russian government is plotting to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Kyiv.



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MassDOT issues travel weather advisory for coastal region


BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – If you’re planning to travel in the eastern part of the state Friday night and into Saturday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) suggests allowing extra travel time due to possible poor weather conditions.

Several inches of snow are forecasted for southeastern Massachusetts areas including Barnstable County and Plymouth County, and for the North Shore eastern coastal communities including Cape Ann.

MassDOT encourages drivers to be prepared and check forecasts for their travel routes to destinations as road conditions may change in different locations. Road crews will be chemically treating and salting roadways.

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For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:
 
•       Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
•       Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
•       Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
•       Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.



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Selection process the tip of the iceberg when it comes to NHL’s All-Star issues


Justin Cuthbert and Julian MccKenzie discuss all that ails the NHL’s All-Star selection process after another disappointing unveiling last week.

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JUSTIN CUTHBERT: And it was the week for All-Star rosters to be revealed. But instead of– it’s been a bit of an All-Star stir, we’ll call it, with what is a pretty disappointing but also predictably disappointing roster announcement. We have some of the NHL’s best players. But really, this is a collection of some really good players that may or may not be the best in the world.

Among notable omissions, we’ve got Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Nazem Kadri, top five scorer in the league, William Nylander, Trevor Zegras, who pulled off the most exciting goal of the year probably and has the personality to match, Troy Terry, Igor Shesterkin. I mean, a lot of players that should be there that I think fans and broadcasting partners would like to be there aren’t there.

So do you care? Does this bother you? What’s your take on the All-Star stir?

JULIAN MCKENZIE: So there’s no young stars game, right? Because that would have just been an easy place to have guys like Trevor Zegras there, for one.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Yeah.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah, there’s no young stars game. So that’s very disappointing. Two, it’s just so weird to me that a guy like Nazem Kadri, who’s top five in scoring and deserves to be there, is not there. It’s also weird that Sidney Crosby–

We were talking about all these people who got snubbed, like a Nazem Kadri or Nathan MacKinnon. Obviously talking about him as well, and Trevor Zegras and all these other players. And we kind of just considered Sidney Crosby being left off as an afterthought. It’s like, oh, yeah, right, Sidney Crosby is not there. It’s so weird that the NHL All-Star game, as it is, this year in particular, it’s turned into this event where it’s like, this guy’s not here?

We’re talking more about the people who are not going to be there, which is funny because in years past, the conversation about it was, oh, well, this guy is “injured,” and they don’t want to play. And I think I brought this up to Omar on Twitter. This is the unique year where we have players who are doing everything they can to not go to the All-Star game just because, for whatever reason, they don’t want to be there, on top of the fact that there are guys there who probably should be there, and we’re having a conversation about that.

And it’s led to discussions about voting and just the event itself. And Pierre LeBrun actually made the point too on Twitter. Why are we having it amidst COVID and with how the season is going? I thought about this. Could you imagine if the NHL All-Star game goes down, and the festivities in Vegas go down, and an outbreak comes out? Do you know how much that would mess up the whole year?

We’re not even at the halfway point of the year. And there’s a possibility with the All-Star game. And not to kind of put that fear in people’s minds. But could you imagine how embarrassing that would be if an outbreak came from that? I have a lot of thoughts on this. It’s just a bit of a weird event. But the jerseys look nice.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: You like the jerseys?

JULIAN MCKENZIE: I like them.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: I could believe how basic. They’re so basic.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Here’s the thing about the jerseys. If you look back at some of the previous ones they’ve had, like the St. Louis ones that they had, they’ve had some bad– they’ve had some bad ones. I welcome the basicness of this one, because it’s just totally like, you know what? The NHL was wilding out the last how many years. And they said, you know what? Let’s calm down. Let’s just get something basic and good and just go with that, because I can’t handle another year where you look at the NHL All-Star jerseys, and you’re like, wow, the AHL did better than you again. I can’t have that again.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Yeah, I won’t fight you on that. I mean, they’re kind of simple and a little bit surprisingly simple, given Vegas and the amount of time that they’ve actually had to think about the next All-Star jersey, since we haven’t had an All-Star game since, I believe, 2019 in San Jose. It’s been a while. So I guess that would be three years.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: A couple of things. Pierre LeBrun, love Peter, a little disingenuous though, that tweet, I think. I mean, he’s wondering out loud why. He knows why, money. We know exactly why. He knows why. Come on, he knows why. It’s money. It’s ESPN. There’s a lot of reasons why.

But you’re right. It would be a complete disaster. And if it’s an All-Star game in Vegas, there should be a lot of mixing and mingling. There should be a lot of chances for exposure. If they do it right, if this is what it should be, an All-Star game in Vegas with everybody there partying and enjoying themselves and actually a break after, this should be a very enjoyable experience for players.

And yet, they don’t want to go. Now, do I think they don’t want to go because they’re worried about potentially getting exposed, missing time? No. I don’t even know what it is.

But I do look at Brad Marchand. And Brad Marchand is the number one on the snub list. He’s not a snub. He doesn’t want to go. There’s no chance that Brad Marchand was passed over not only for the team but also passed over for the last man in vote. He decided he didn’t want to go. So I think that’s one of the issues here.

I don’t know if Sidney Crosby didn’t want to go. But I think there’s a lot of players that didn’t want to go. And them recusing themselves from the game, it leads to the hysteria over, look how bad these teams are, look how terrible these selections are. I think that’s a big thing that you’ve got to consider is that a lot of players didn’t want to go. And we don’t know who wants to go.

They should just make it public knowledge so that we’re not all over them for not picking good teams. I think that’s part of the reason why they are where they are. Nazem Kadri though, I think he does want to go. There’s a lot of players that do want to go that weren’t selected. It is interesting–

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Personally–

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: –though.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Oh, sorry, my bad. I keep cutting you off. I was just going to say that if you think that Brad Marchand is– I have a hard time thinking that Brad Marchand doesn’t want to go because his reasons are just, I just don’t want to go.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Here’s my theory.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: –doesn’t think the same thing. I think–

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Here’s my theory on Brad Marchand. Here’s my theory on Brad Marchand. He is not happy about the Olympics. So he’s not going to play the game. He’s not going because he doesn’t want to play the NHL’s game and be a sheep or whatever, because he’s the one that’s most upset about the NHL not going to the Olympics.

If the NHL is, we’re going to the Olympics, and they were taking that charter from Vegas to Beijing, I believe that Brad Marchand would be on that charter from Vegas to Beijing. I think that’s a big thing.

What’s interesting is a guy like Alex Ovechkin, who hates going to the All-Star games apparently, has recused himself from several, I think, is going, and is excited about it. So it’s all about how you’re feeling in the moment. I think Brad Marchand is a guy who loves the spotlight, but I think is a little bit miffed right now at the NHL and is like, hey, if you’re not going to scratch my back, I’m not going to scratch yours.

So I think that’s a lot to do with it is, like, everyone has their own thoughts on the situation right now. There’s a lot of variables. There’s the Olympics. There’s COVID. There’s how their seasons are going. There’s the prospects of winning and putting their best foot forward with their club team. There’s a lot of stuff that goes into it. And all of that and all the assumptions we have to make clouds our actual knowledge of what’s happening and leaves us wondering why these teams ended up the way they were. I guess that’s what I’m trying to say.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: And we’re all thinking about this for an All-Star game that, in the grand scheme of things, compared to so many other pro sports in North America, isn’t that good. The only other one that it really is better than is the Pro Bowl. Let’s be real.

And the NFL, for all the grand splendor that it has at getting everything right, the Pro Bowl seems to be the one boil on its face that it just can’t remove. But the NHL All-Star Game is like one step above that. And they’re well behind the NBA festivities and Major League Baseball’s festivities.

Just for whatever reason, we haven’t been able to figure out a way to make the NHL All-Star Game all that captivating, I find. Maybe ESPN changes it. But the fact that there are some notable snubs at this year’s game does not help its case with making it an exciting and an enjoyable event.

I mean, I imagine if I was there, if I had the opportunity to be there– I know you’ve gone. I might have more fun. But just watching it on TV, just, I don’t have the same feel. I don’t have the same excitement that I would watching the NBA All-Star Game or the NBA All-Star weekend or Major League Baseball with the Home Run Derby or even their All-Star game.

Just, for whatever reason, I don’t have that same feeling of excitement for the NHL All-Star Game. So the fact that you’re already going into it with guys missing, like Crosby and Marchand and Kadri, guys who should be there, who have done well this year, that’s also not a good thing.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Yeah, in the grand scheme of things, I don’t think it matters that much. I think the personalities are the big thing. Like missing Brad Marchand in a game, like, I don’t think that’s a huge, huge deal. I think it could be entertaining or not entertaining, either way.

But I think it’s about personalities. And this is my idea to fix it. There’s no excuse for Trevor Zegras not to be there. He would want to be there, you would assume, right?

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: You’re trying to showcase the next big talents and big personalities. He is, of course, one of them and would not be out of place at an All-Star Game. So I’m thinking SportsNet would definitely want him there. ESPN 100% would want him there. TNT, I actually don’t know whether it’s on TNT or ESPN. I think it’s ESPN.

Either way, what I would do to fix this problem with the rosters is– and it wouldn’t fix anything, because the players have the option to go or not. But to make them better, just let the TV networks make the decisions on who’s going to go. You don’t have to actually pick it on merit, because it’s not based on merit clearly, because you’re taking one from every team. And you’ve got guys like Adam Pelech and Clayton Keller going to the game, who are clearly not all stars.

Pelech’s a great player having– I mean, imagine not a tremendous year, based on the fact that the Islanders are in the position they are.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: They had to pick somebody.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Never an All-Star unless he’s the only player that’s competent on his team, which is kind of the position that he’s in right now.

But if you’re going to have to have that participation thing– and we can talk about what Nathan MacKinnon said. I think it is what it is. He says, it shouldn’t be a participation thing. I agree with him. I don’t think it should be a participation thing. I think it should be a TV network thing, where you’re getting everyone that the TV networks want there there so you can boost their platform. That means a guy like Trevor Zegras would be playing a front and center role in this because the TV networks know that they can market this individual at this event.

It’s not based on merit anyway. So stop pretending it’s based on merit. Just let the TV networks decide who’s going to go and who they want to tell stories of and feature at this All-Star Showcase. That would be my advice to at least sort of improve what is probably an irreparable situation, to be serious.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: You know what would be a fun thing to look at at this All-Star Game? You have two of the most exciting players going at it in a game, Trevor Zegras versus Jack Hughes. Jack Hughes is there. He got voted in. That’s an easy storyline. That should be perfect.

And maybe for voting in the future, they do something similar, like what the NBA does, where they have a percentage of it to the fans, a percentage of it to the players, a percentage of it to a panel of media people as well. And that could be a way for the NHL to get the TV networks in, get people from ESPN or TNT and SportsNet and TSN, their biggest media partners in North America and maybe others from Europe too, if you want to put them in as well, to ensure that those guys are there. I think that’s how you have to kind of think about it going forward.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Yeah. And I think you nailed it with the NBA having, obviously, the standard in terms of these All-Star showcase weekends. What do they have? They do have a young stars game. And I think that would be great, a young star game where you could just see 10 people in the Calder Trophy race playing a quick three-on-three game.

Now, it’s not the year to invite more people than needs to be there to Vegas, I don’t think. But that’s something you could do. And a guy like Zegras would be perfect for one other idea I have, which is like, a breakaway trick challenge or whatever against someone like Pavel Barber or another famous– I guess hockey celebrity is not the correct word, but someone who’s known online for their hockey skills and is routinely called on to do events like this.

You could have Pavel Barber versus Trevor Zegras against a non-NHL goalie, because you know an NHL goalie doesn’t want to get embarrassed by these two. But just have civilian versus Zegras in a, like, 10-shot shootout, where they’re just doing all these incredible things and scoring goals on what would just be basically a goaltender that’s just in the net to be in the net.

That would be cool. And it would fit the personality of Zegras, who would relish the opportunity to have a moment where he can get his face out there a little bit more and have some screen time. They just have to pick the right people for the situation.

Just trying to get an All-Star from every team and not putting into account that these guys have and don’t have personalities is not the way to do it. You’ve got to get the people who actually want to be there and can add something to these events. And I feel like they missed the mark on pretty much every level with this one.



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PennDOT issues travel restrictions due to winter storm


PENNSYLVANIA, USA — PennDOT and the PA Turnpike are restricting traffic on highways throughout the area during the storm.

Commercial trucks were banned from interstates in the area starting at 5 p.m. Sunday evening.

At 7 p.m., trucks will not be allowed on the northeast extension of the turnpike either. Those restrictions are in place for the duration of the storm.

Officials from Pennsylvania Emergency Management, PennDOT, and the Turnpike Commission held a news conference on Sunday warning drivers of the dangers on the roads.

“Your goal today needs to be to safely reach your destination, not to safely reach your destination at any certain time. So, please adhere to the restrictions that are out there. We ask that if you see one lane open, it’ll probably be the right lane unless there is an incident, we ask that you only pass if you absolutely have to because if that lane isn’t touched, with the ice beneath it, that could be very very treacherous,” said Mark Compton, CEO of PA Turnpike.

For a full list of travel restrictions, visit 511 PA by clicking here.

Check out severe weather tips on WNEP’s YouTube channel.  



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Southwest Airlines issues travel advisory ahead of Midwest winter weather this weekend


ST. LOUIS – There is a little snow in the forecast Friday night into Saturday for the St. Louis area. However, the system could bring snow across the Midwest and that has Southwest Airlines issuing a travel advisory ahead of the potential weather.

The airline says based on the forecast service for the following cities could be disrupted on Jan. 14- Jan. 15:

  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • St. Louis, MO (STL)

Customers with reservations to/from/through these cities may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge.

Customers who purchased their itinerary via Southwest.com or our mobile app are eligible to reschedule their travel plans online or from their mobile device.

Customers who did not purchase a ticket via Southwest.com can call 1-800-435-9792 to speak with a Customer Representative.

Customers in the U.S. scheduled to travel internationally must call 1-800-435-9792 to speak with a Customer Representative for assistance with rebooking.



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Alaska Airlines COO apologizes for widespread travel issues – KIRO 7 News Seattle


KING COUNTY, Wash. — On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines’ chief operating officer released a video apologizing to customers for widespread travel issues during the holidays.

“This holiday season, you experienced a significant delay, a missed connection, or more canceled flights, extended time on the tarmac, or perhaps a lost bag. We fell far short of the standard of care you have come to expect from us. This was the most difficult holiday travel season we’ve ever experienced at Alaska, although we both increased staff and prepared extra equipment to de-ice and keep the snow cleared, we ultimately did not perform,” Constance von Muehlen said in part.

Airlines have canceled tens of thousands of domestic flights since Christmas because of weather and staffing issues due to the ongoing pandemic.

Alaska said it has already begun looking into where improvements can be made and plans to do better the next time similar challenges arise.





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Lebanese judge issues travel ban for central bank governor


BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge Tuesday issued a travel ban for the country’s central bank governor, state-run National News Agency and a lawyer said. The move comes after a corruption lawsuit accused him of embezzlement and dereliction of duty during the country’s financial meltdown, .

The decision was the first judicial action taken by authorities in Lebanon against Riad Salameh, who is being investigated in several countries abroad for potential money laundering.

It was not immediately clear if the ban will be implemented. Salameh, 71, has been in the post for nearly three decades and enjoys backing from most politicians, including the country’s prime minister, despite the country’s devastating economic crisis and banking sector collapse.

The travel ban was issued by Ghada Aoun, an investigating judge for the Mount Lebanon district, based on an investigation into a case filed by lawyers of an anti-corruption group known as the People Want to Reform the Regime.

Aoun’s decision came as the value of the Lebanese pound tumbled to new lows on Tuesday, reaching 33,500 to the U.S. dollar. The pound has lost more than 90% of its value since the meltdown began, including nearly 10% of its value since the beginning of the year.

Salameh was once touted as the guardian of Lebanon’s monetary stability and praised for steering the country’s finances through post-war recovery and bouts of unrest. But he has come under intense scrutiny since the small country’s economic meltdown began in late 2019, with many experts now questioning his monetary policies.

Haitham Ezzo, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit against Salameh, said the governor violated his official duty to protect the national currency and the banking sector. He said Salameh is also criminally responsible, saying the suit provides new evidence that he abused his position for personal gain.

“We filed a criminal case against him … and we asked for a number of things starting with a ban on his traveling,” Ezzo said. The second request was to reveal the fate of Lebanon’s huge gold reserves that are worth billions of dollars.

Salameh is being investigated in Switzerland, Luxembourg and France for potential money laundering and embezzlement. Local media reported in recent months that Salameh, his brother and an aide have been involved in illegal businesses, including money transfers abroad despite the informal capital controls imposed at home.

Ezzo said they have evidence that Salameh has rented an apartment in Paris’ Champs Elysee for the central bank at an overvalued price, accusing him of embezzling the difference.

Salameh, who has repeatedly denied making such transfers, said in November that he asked for an audit of transactions and investments during his tenure and the results showed no public money has been misused.

Salameh has said that he was wealthy before he became central bank governor in 1993.

Lebanon’s economic crisis — rooted in decades of corruption and mismanagement — has been described by the World Bank as one of the worst the world has witnessed since the 1850s.

“How can I trust a person who said the pound is doing well. How can I trust a person who said the banks are not bankrupt but they really are,” said Ezzo.

Last month, Prime Minister Najib Mikati was asked whether he plans to remove Salameh from the post. Mikati responded: “During wars you don’t change officers.”

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Associated Press writer Sarah El Deeb contributed reporting.

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U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for Canada amid Covid rise


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. State Department on Monday advised against travel to neighboring Canada because of a rising number of Covid-19 cases as the omicron variant spreads.

The CDC elevated its travel recommendation to “Level Four: Very High” for Canada, telling Americans they should avoid travel, while the State Department also on Monday issued its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory for Canada citing Covid-19 cases.

The CDC, which lists about 80 destinations worldwide at Level Four, also raised the island of Curacao to Level Four.

In November, the United States lifted restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals, ending historic curbs on non-essential travelers put in place in March 2020 to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vehicles line up to enter the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 8, 2021. The U.S. has warned Americans against traveling to Canada.Xinhua News Agency / Xinhua News Agency via Getty Ima

Canada remains a top foreign destination for Americans.

“We are aware of the latest CDC advice,” said a spokeswoman for Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, noting that last month Ottawa had urged residents against non-essential travel.

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Canada first issued the advisory in March 2020 but withdrew it last October — before the first omicron cases were reported — citing the success of vaccination campaigns.

This month, Canada broke its one-day record for the highest number of people hospitalized with Covid-19. Last Friday, officials said new daily cases had soared by 65 percent in the previous week, threatening healthcare systems.

The CDC on Monday also lowered travel recommendations from Level Four to “Level 3: High” to Armenia, Belarus, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. It also rate Singapore as “Level 3,” after it previously was listed as unknown.

The CDC says Americans should be fully vaccinated before traveling to Level 3 destinations.

Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States reached a record high with more than 1.3 million Covid cases recorded on Monday, according to Reuters and NBC News tallies.

Meanwhile, the highly contagious omicron variant has pushed hospitalizations past the record 132,051 set in January last year.



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CDC issues Level 4 travel advisory for France, Portugal, Jordan


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said to avoid travel to France, Portugal, Cyprus, Andorra and Liechtenstein, grouping all in a Level 4 category that represents a “very high” level of the coronavirus. Countries and territories in this group have an infection incidence rate of more than 500 new cases per 100,000 people over the past 28 days (or, in places with fewer than 100,000 residents, more than 500 cases cumulatively over the past 28 days).



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Teton County Road & Levee issues no unnecessary travel advisory


JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) – Teton County Road and Levee Wyoming advise the public of no unnecessary travel on county-maintained roads through Friday. 

Road conditions throughout Teton County are deteriorating in condition, and the weather is expected to worsen throughout the day, with the current Winter Storm Warning expiring at 11:00 p.m. Thursday evening. 

By staying off the roads, this will give the road crews room to clear the roadways and will allow emergency vehicles to get to where they need to be. 

Only travel unless absolutely necessary and when you do drive, please use extreme caution. 

For a list of roads maintained by Teton County Road and Levee that this No Unnecessary Travel advisory applies to, visit https://bit.ly/3eXKpOr.

A No Unnecessary Travel advisory means the road is open but travel is not recommended due to hazardous driving conditions. Generally, this advisory is posted during winter months due to extremely icy conditions, when visibility is limited due to blowing snow, or when a combination of conditions makes travel ill-advised.

Only the most urgent of situations should warrant travel in a No Unnecessary Travel advisory. Drivers who attempt such travel should be familiar with local conditions and be very experienced with winter driving.

Please keep in mind that by choosing to travel during hazardous conditions, you may be interfering with maintenance personnel and their efforts to improve highway safety.

If you have any questions concerning this area, contact Teton County Road and Levee Department at 307-733-7190. 



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