The Northeast prepares for a massive winter storm

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Preparations are underway across the Northeast for a massive winter storm heading our way this weekend.

Light snow is expected to hit Greater Binghamton tomorrow morning then becoming heavier and steadier into the night and early Sunday morning. 

The snowfall is expected to stop Sunday afternoon but not before dropping 12 to 18 inches on the region.

Public Information Officer for the Department of Transportation Dave Hamburg says they’re ready for it.

He says the DOT is in 24 hour mode as they have plow drivers working double shifts.

Hamburg says the easiest way to stay safe and clear the roads is for everyone that doesn’t have to go anywhere, to stay home. “If you can give these operators the space that they need and let them work efficiently and effectively. So they can get the work done without any impediments on the road that’s the best thing because that will get the work done a lot faster and everyone will be a lot safer for it”

As the snow tapers off, we’re going to see extreme colds beginning Sunday as we’ll dip into the single digits.

Sunday afternoon wind is expected to get up to 30 miles per hour making the temperature with wind chills potentially as low as 20 degrees below zero.

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