The towns of Bovina and Hancock in Delaware County closed their roads on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to icy conditions, according to Michelle R. Murray, the communications supervisor for the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services.
Tina Mole, the Bovina town Supervisor, ordered all roads closed at 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday.
At 10:11 a.m., Hancock Supervisor Sam Rowe issued a state of emergency for the town of Hancock and ordered all roads in the town closed.
As of 2 p.m., both emergency road closures were still in effect, Murray said.
"They haven’t been cancelled yet," she said. "I think we called every town highway department this morning, and I'm kind of surprised that more roads weren't closed."
Murray said that multple minor accidents have been reported from towns all over Delaware County on Tuesday. Several inches of snow followed by rapidly warming temperatures, ice, rain and high winds have combined to make driving conditions treacherous, she said. No major accidents have been reported, she said.
3 p.m. update: Bovina has opened its roads, but Hancock's roads remain closed, and Houck Mountain Road is closed due to flooding, according to Hancock's Emergency Management Facebook page.
6:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 update: Hancock's roads are now open as well.