With Winter Storm Juno moving up the Northeast Coast, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is proud of the work performed by the highway departments, law enforcement and first responders throughout the county.

“On behalf of the people of Putnam County, I want to give a heartfelt thank you to the county’s highway department, all the municipal highway departments, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the local police departments and all of the first responders who worked together before, during and after the storm,” said Odell. “While we are fortunate that the snow accumulations were less than the weather models predicted, the team took the proper precautions to ensure the safety of our residents and were ready to handle whatever was thrown their way.”

She continued. “It is an honor to lead such an amazing team of people who are willing to put the welfare of our residents before themselves.”

Odell lifted the State of Emergency for Putnam County at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, but cautioned residents to only use the roads if necessary so highway crews can clean the roads effectively without incident.

“The worst of the storm is over but there is still work to be done to insure the safety of our residents,” she said. “Please use caution today when traveling and if possible check on any neighbors and family members.”

The Putnam County Moves transit system will not operate on Tuesday, but will resume operation on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Putnam County offices, including the Office of Senior Resources’ Friendship Centers will reopen on Wednesday also.