(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — As major snow accumulations are expected, Mayor Richard C. David and City of Binghamton public safety personnel urge all residents to remove vehicles off City streets starting Monday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. until Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 a.m.
“In preparation for a potentially significant snowstorm, the City asks for residents’ support to ensure public works crews are able to clear snow and salt roads as quickly as possible,” said Mayor David. “In addition, this measure will minimize cars getting covered or surrounded in snow as plows pass, with residents having to dig themselves out.”
While the City’s alternate side parking rules remain in effect, this extra measure will help snow plows and emergency crews keep both lanes clear during the impending winter storm. Residents are strongly encouraged to move vehicles off streets and into driveways, public garages or lots at City parks.
The Binghamton Police Department will be aggressively enforcing alternate side parking rules during this snow emergency, to ensure plows can access streets and operate safely.
The City has a full fleet of plows and salt trucks at the ready for the pending storm. Dept. of Public Works, Parks Dept. and Water Dept. plow trucks will clear streets and distribute rock salt, with some 1,700 tons in supply at the City’s salt barn.
Mayor David and City public safety personnel thank all residents in advance for their cooperation.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and total snowfall estimates are 10-18 inches for Broome County. Travel will become quite difficult, with snow covered, slippery roads and poor visibilities. Increasing winds Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday will create significant blowing and drifting snow.
Follow Winter Storm Warnings from the National Weather Service in Binghamton: http://www.weather.gov/bgm/
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