Hudson Valley resources in Buffalo to help dig residents out blizzard

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Dutchess County DPW staff pose before heading to Buffalo on Tuesday
Dutchess DPW truck ready to drive to Buffalo to aid in the snow removal

MID-HUDSON- Dutchess County Public Works crews are  in Buffalo to help the region dig out of the snowstorms that have buried the region and claimed over two dozen lives.

The blizzard has dumped several feet of snow on the Erie County region of Western New York.

The Dutchess crews departed Poughkeepsie on Tuesday morning and are expected to return on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, (R, New Windsor), a sergeant in the Army National Guard, has been activated and deployed on Tuesday.

“One of the most devastating winter storms in Western New York history continues to wreak havoc on our fellow New Yorkers,” Schmitt said. He expects to be in Buffalo through the weekend, the end of his term as an assemblyman.

The Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office is also coordinating assistance response as the City of Buffalo and Erie County has been overwhelmed with storm-related deaths.