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Snow cleanup continues

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Plows, snow blowers and shovels were all in use today following the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast yesterday.  

Over 10 inches of snow fell in Broome County during the storm. 

It started in the afternoon yesterday and kept coming down through the early morning today.

The snow caused the cancellation of all area schools today including both SUNY Broome and Binghamton University. 

While the roads are looking better today, during the height of yesterday's snowfall many people experienced extremely delayed commutes home including Binghamton resident Don Michaels. 

"Well last night the roads were pretty bad so it made my commute like 3 times longer to get from a simple A to B point. But today it looks like they got the roads cleaned up pretty good so I'd say we're in pretty good shape."

Broome County Emergency Services Director Mike Ponticiello says Broome County dispatch received nearly 1,500 calls related the storm.

Ponticiello says he believes a storm of this magnitude happening in the middle of November caught people off guard.

He says it is essential to be informed and prepared for these situations. 

"Making sure that you're aware that one the weather is going to occur. And two that if you have to travel, like yesterday it occured right during the evening commute that if you can leave early or even a little bit later to try and lessen the amount of people on the road at the same time. Making sure you're driving slow, taking your time, allowing for plenty of distance in case you do slide."

The storm did not stop the field crew at Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School.

Working 6 hours through the night, they were able to clear the field so the State Semi-Final football games could be played as scheduled today and tomorrow.
 


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