Rochester Region Dealing with Polar Vortex

The coldest weather of the winter is moving into our area today and is expected to get worse by tomorrow morning.

Temperatures are falling, the wind chill index is going even lower, and the lake effect is dumping a lot snow on parts of Central and Western New York.

Travel advisories are in effect in Genesee, Orleans and Livingston counties. And there is a tractor trailer ban on the Thruway west of Exit 46 in Henrietta to the Pennsylvania state line.

At the Rochester airport, some flights back and forth between Rochester and Chicago have been canceled.

The Rochester City Schools, and many other area schools are closed. The list is online, search on Keyword CLOSINGS.

And the Open Door Mission in Rochester has declared a Code Blue -- with extra beds and meals for the homeless.

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