(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Saturday released the following statement:
"On Saturday, snow removal and cleanup efforts continued in Binghamton. These efforts will continue Sunday and next week.
"City and NYSDOT crews utilized heavy equipment downtown, and City crews continue to clear snow and widen streets in neighborhoods. Residents will see plows through the weekend on neighborhood streets in every corner of Binghamton.
"We thank the many people who have shared photos clearing snow from fire hydrants. Many residents have dug out vehicles and moved them off the street — but many remain and are still a challenge for our emergency crews.
"While many residents are removing their cars, many haven’t moved in several days. If this trend continues, the City will have no choice but start towing cars — as a last resort. As every street is accessible and being widened, residents need to move their vehicles to support snow removal efforts.
"Drivers should clear off all snow from their vehicles (including the roof) before taking to the road, and be mindful at intersections that have high snow piles and limited visibility. Addressing these intersections is part of the snow removal process.
"As a reminder, the City of Binghamton will be following a holiday refuse collection schedule starting Monday."
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