A message about today’s snowstorm (Friday 09 January 2015)….
A lake-effect snowstorm pounded Niagara County and moved south into Erie County’s northtowns where it gained more strength. North Tonawanda is now on the northern edge of the snow band. At 5:30 AM we already have about 8″ at the plant.
So, here’s the plan for first shift:
Erie County has a travel advisory. If you live in Erie County you don’t come have to come to work. It will not be held against you from an absence standpoint if you are not here Friday. But, call the lunchroom phone (692.1025) to let us know that you won’t be in.
Niagara County (especially Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda) are a mess, but at 5:30 the band is shifting south. There are no bans or advisories. Travel at your own discretion. If you are late or absent, it will not be held against you from an absence standpoint. But, call the lunchroom phone (692.1025) to let us know that you won’t be in.
As for everyone who wants to work but is snowed-in right now, you are also able to start your shift at 9:00 or 11:00 if you’d like to wait out the storm and the plows. If you plan to do that, call the lunchroom phone (692.1025) and let us know.
Any first shifter who misses work today can work tomorrow and still get time-and-a-half (even though you won’t have your 40 hours by Saturday), given that you worked Monday – Thursday. If you plan to do that, call the lunchroom phone (692.1025) and let us know.
The above applies ONLY to first shift. The snow bands are supposed to be out of the area by 10:00 AM, so it will be normal travel and normal operations for second and third shift.
As for our customers, we will be shipping today, but it is highly unlikely your products will leave as the state has closed a large section of the Thruway and its connectors.
Be safe, everyone!