Broome County issues travel advisory, Gov. Hochul urges no unnecessary travel during winter storm
Due to the winter storm, a travel advisory is in effect for Broome County. A travel advisory does not restrict travel. But drivers are advised to use extreme caution as hazardous driving conditions may exist.
All Broome County parks and the public library are closed.
There have been some changes to the B-C Transit service. Riders should visit the county’s public transportation website for impacted routes.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says to limit travel if possible. If you must travel, allow for extra time, and leave extra room between vehicles.
The sheriff’s office recommends having at least half a tank of gas in your vehicle. Dress warm, have a blanket and make sure your cell phone is charged. Have your four-way flashers on if you’re 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 no unnecessary travel Thursday evening and Friday for regions impacted by the winter storm, which includes the Southern Tier and most of upstate.
Parts of central New York and the Southern Tier will receive eight to 12 inches of snow through Saturday. Peak snowfall rates could reach one to two inches per hour.
The heavy, wet snow is expected to cause hazardous travel conditions and power outages.
For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit 511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.