Due to the extremely dry conditions and lack of rain, there are townwide burn bans in both Lloyd and Marlborough.
New York State officials on Tuesday expanded a drought watch designation to a majority of the 62 counties after continued stretches of dry weather this summer, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
“While recent rains have helped, severe dry conditions continue to persist across the state,” Hochul said. “New Yorkers should take steps to conserve water whenever possible in the areas now under a designated drought watch. Simple steps to reduce water consumption will be crucial to our efforts to help prevent any increased drought levels.”
The Marlborough burn ban will be in effect until August 31.
The Lloyd burn ban will remain in effect until further notice.