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State of Emergency remains in effect in Broome County, not a travel ban

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - UPDATE - 9:30 a.m. - Otsiningo Park will remain closed Tuesday for storm clean up. Downed trees over the walking paths in the park provide a public safety risk. Until the trees can be removed the park will remained closed to the public. It is the goal of the Broome County Parks Department to have Otsiningo Park up and running for tomorrow morning. 

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A State of Emergency remains in effect in Broome County after Monday night's storm.

An update from Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on Tuesday morning reads:

The State of Emergency in Broome County remains in effect. This is not a travel ban. In general, use extreme caution with travel, anticipate downed power lines and storm debris across or on roadways. 

As of 6:00 this morning there are over 17,000 power outages and 40 road closures.

Crews from NYSDOT, Broome County DPW, Broome County Emergency Services and NYSEG have worked throughout the night and will continue working until power is restored and every road is open.

All Schools are open. Windsor School District is on a two hour delay. All Broome County Parks will have a delayed opening.

Please report any downed powerlines to NYSEG at 1-800-572-1131.

Additional updates will be released when available.


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