Somerset County declares state of emergency

Due to severe wind, heavy rains, and flooding in Somerset County, county officials have declared a state of emergency for the duration of the storm.

Officials said all non-essential travel should be curtailed, and only essential vehicles should be on the road.

For those who are already on the roads or may be required to travel, the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management cautions drivers to respect road closures and never to drive into standing water. Even seemingly low waters could be masking damaged roads that may disable a vehicle, and rising waters could result in severe injuries and possibly death.