Funeral for former fire chief Hinkle set for Friday

MOHAWK — Drivers are being urged to seek alternate routes Friday as the planned funeral for past-Mohawk Volunteer Fire Chief Ron Hinkle’s is planned from 4 to 6 p.m.

According to the Town of Mohawk Fire Department, the funeral will be held at the Fonda VFW at 2495 Route 30A.

“Due to the anticipated turnout, the right northbound lane will be closed to northbound traffic from 3pm until approximately 7pm. Motorists are asked to seek alternative routes and avoid the area if possible,” a news release states.

In addition to the services, there will also be a procession from Route 5S and Route 30A in Fultonville to the VFW via Route 30A. This is set to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday and may cause slight delays in both Fonda and Fultonville.