Created: 01/06/2014 7:41 PM WHEC.com
By: Joangel Concepcion
As many of you are getting ready for the freezing temperatures, so are city and county officials.
Rochester Mayor Lovely warren has officially declared a Heat Sweep, opening doors to shelters throughout the area for temporary assistance. Monroe county executive Maggie Brooks said we are all used to this weather, but when it gets dangerous, it certainly raises the level of concern. Officials say they are staying ahead of this weather system and they are urging people to stay indoors.
Officials say there will be more than 30 trucks salting through out the area, even though salt isn't very effective after a certain temperature. The city is ready to use a special kind of salt to help with the roads. City and county officials say they ready for this extreme weather and you should be too.
Officials say this is a perfect time to check on your neighbors especially if they are elderly or if they have kids. Officials expect there could be some power outages and issues throughout the area.