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County Departments Prepare for Expected Snowfall

How Broome County Preps for Snow
NWS Binghamton Predicting 6-8 Inches Wednesday for Broome County

(BINGHAMTON, NY) In preparation of another round of snowfall in Broome County, several county departments are swinging into action to ensure the safety of residents.

As of Tuesday morning (Feb. 6), the National Weather Service’s latest report indicated Broome County was expected to receive 6 to 8 inches of snowfall Wednesday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall Wednesday late morning and afternoon. This could create poor travel conditions throughout the county as roads become snow covered and slippery.

The Broome County Department of Public Works’ Highway Division is responsible for the snow plowing of nearly 325 miles in the county. The total number of roads plowed is 102.

The Highway Department has 25 trucks equipped with plows, sanders and in some cases, wings. Highway Dept. employees are working to make sure trucks are ready to go with salt and sand and that the plow and wing blades are sufficient for proper snow removal.

At the Office of Emergency Services, staff members are in regular communication with the NWS to monitor the incoming storm and sharing that information with partner agencies. In addition, OES has been in direct contact with Broome County Department of Public Works and NYSDOT. The department is prepared to augment 911 and OES staff as needed.

Broome County encourages residents to monitor the weather forecast and road conditions frequently. A helpful tool to stay informed is NY Alert. You can register at NYAlert.gov.

02/06/2018 - 11:02am