Due to the winter storm, a travel advisory is in effect for Broome County. A travel advisory does not limit travel. But drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution as dangerous driving conditions may exist.
All Broome County parks and public libraries are closed.
There have been some changes to BC Transit service. Riders must visit the circuit public transport website for the affected roads.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says to limit travel if possible. If you must travel, allow extra time and space between vehicles.
The sheriff’s office recommends that you have at least half a tank of gas in your vehicle. Dress warmly, carry a blanket and make sure your cell phone is charged. Turn on your four-way flashers if you are traveling slowly.
Also remember to take breaks while shoveling to avoid back injuries or a possible heart attack.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is urging non-essential travel Thursday night and Friday for regions affected by the winter storm, which includes the Southern Tier and much of the upstate.
Parts of central New York and the southern tier will get 8 to 12 inches of snow by Saturday. Maximum snowfall rates could reach one to two inches per hour.
Heavy, wet snow is expected to cause hazardous travel conditions and power outages.
For updated travel information, call 511, visit 511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.