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Cold and snowy weather

Henrietta/Rochester, N.Y. Road crews were out at all hours trying to combat the steady falling snow and cold temperatures.

The snow-covered roadways made it difficult for drivers, causing several accidents around Monroe County.

Overnight the snow is not letting up and the cold temperatures below 20-degrees will cause road salt to stop working.

Henrietta road crews covered hundreds of miles of roadway, plowing and salting.

[Were] just trying to keep the roads clear, maintained and safe for travel, said Craig Eckert, Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Henrietta.

Road crews worked in shifts through the morning and during the day on Saturday.

But come Saturday night, all 20 crews will be out on the road through Sunday morning trying to keep the roads as clear as possible.

You never want to pass a plow, said Eckert. It's certainly safer to stay behind it rather than in front of it.

The cold weather and snow is also forcing those without a place to stay to find one.

At the Open Door Mission in Rochester, people were getting out of the cold.

We [serve] anywhere from 80-100 people during dinner time, said Crisis Support Team Member Jerry Ingram.

People like Bradley Hiller - who doesn't know where he would be staying Saturday night if it wasn't for the open door mission.

When I started waking up with cold feet in the morning, somebody mentioned shoes but that didn't work so I said I'll come here and stay, said Hiller.

The Open Door Mission is currently in Code Blue mode, because temperatures have dropped below 20 degrees.

During this "code," they won't turn anyone away who needs shelter.

 
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