BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County Executive Jason Garnar declared a State of Emergency for the county effective immediately.
The County Executive also issued a Travel Ban for the Towns of Deposit, Sanford and Windsor and Village of Deposit closing local and county roads in those municipalities.
The travel ban in those municipalities is in effect now until Saturday, March 3, at 6 a.m.
A news conference was held at the Public Safety Building in the Town of Dickinson.
Sheriff David Harder, Michael Ponticiello, Director of Emergency Services, Susan Brown, Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Highway Division and Jim Dadamio, Director of Security were there.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated and monitoring the situation with county Department of Public Works, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Broome Security and NYSDOT.
Office of Emergency Services staff members have spoken with every municipal DPW department in the county. Currently, there have been no requests to the county to provide additional resources.
The Village of Deposit has declared a local state of emergency and closed village roads.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office Travel Advisory remains in effect.
Residents are urged to use caution and only travel if necessary.
The EOC continues to be in regular communication with the National Weather Service- Binghamton to monitor the incoming storm and sharing that information with partner agencies and municipalities in Broome County.
Broome County encourages residents to monitor the weather forecast and road conditions frequently. Stay informed by registering for NY-Alert at NYAlert.gov.
I have declared a STATE of EMERGENCY for Broome County due to the winter storm pic.twitter.com/EslddLOa5p— Jason Garnar (@jasongarnar) March 2, 2018