ALLEGANY, NY — A state of emergency is in effect in the Village and Town of Allegany, and village and town buildings are closed to the public.

The state of emergency took effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will remain in place for 30 days, according to a notice posted on the website for the town and village.

The notice states, in part:

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“The State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions enacted by the State of New York in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Allegany.

“The Mayor and Town Supervisor have exercised their authority given to them under New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the community.

“We hereby direct all Departments of the Village and Town of Allegany to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and other such emergency assistance as deemed necessary.”

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