With the possibility of the upcoming storm, Sheriff David Harder would like to advise the public of the following precautions:
Limit your travel if possible and if you must travel:
- Allow extra time to reach your destination and leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Have at least ½ tank of gas in your vehicle
- Dress warm and have a blanket in your vehicle
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged in case you need to call for help
- Know an alternate route to where you are going
- If you are traveling slowly, be sure to have your 4-way flashers on
- If possible, park vehicles off roadways to allow Public Works staff the opportunity for the best snow removal
- If you are in an accident, stay in your vehicle and wait for help
- Do not get out of your vehicle and walk around on the roadway to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
- Remember to take breaks while shoveling to avoid back injuries and/or possible heart attacks.
Binghamton Police Chief Joseph T. Zikuski, says, “While alternate side parking rules are not in effect until Dec. 1, we urge residents to remove cars from City streets to assist with snow removal operations. If you have a driveway — use it. Work with neighbors or utilize public parking lots. This is especially important for narrow streets, one-way streets and areas with heavy on-street parking. Vehicles impeding snow removal operations will be ticketed and towed.”