LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has been proactively changing patrol routes to better protect the community on I-390 from severe weather, drug traffic, and daily traffic hazards, in an effort which Sheriff Thomas Dougherty calls Operation Safe Interstate.
A reader of the GeneseeSun.com came forward during Monday’s snowstorm, saying that it sounded on his radio scanner like some Deputy Sheriffs from the overnight shift had changed their patrol locations to have a large presence on I-390.
“Today we had several additional Deputies assigned to proactive efforts to make the roads a safer place,” said Sheriff Dougherty during Monday’s snowstorm. “This is not only weather related but drug related, road rage related, speed related. In years past, we have not had a real presence on the interstate but we now do. With the results we are seeing, it will be continued.”
According to Sheriff Dougherty, the Sheriff’s Office has ramped up its presence on I-390 for the past two months, assigning Deputies to patrol the interstate in numbers they never have before.
Monday’s snow storm contributed to many accidents, disabled vehicles, and traffic problems throughout the county.
“Thinking about it, if I understood what took place, it is another reason why I love Livingston County,” said the GeneseeSun reader. “It’s a behind-the-scenes logistics move.”
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