Winter Storm Warnings from local and state officials

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WINTER STORM WARNINGS (01/19/2019)

GOVERNOR CUOMO ISSUES UPDATE (01/19/2019) – Total Snow Accumulation of Up to 24 Inches Expected in Some Regions of the State. Tractor Trailer and Bus Ban on Much of the Thruway System and Most Interstate Highways Will Go into Effect at 3PM Saturday. 450 Members of National Guard  Have Been Activated to Assist with Storm Response. A New Website and Awareness Campaign to Help Educate New Yorkers on Winter Driving Safety.

State Emergency Operations Center Activated to Level 3

New York State Police will be out in force during the storm to provide assistance, will be working closely and coordinating with local Emergency Operations Centers as needed, and are prepared for the potential increase in storm-related service calls.

Motorists who must travel in the areas impacted by the snow are asked to leave with extra time to make a slow and careful drive to your destination. Take into consideration snow accumulation on the roads, the current snowfall rate, the wind, and visibility. Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent.

Remember bridge and exit and entrance ramps can be icy when other road surfaces are not. Clean all snow and ice from the entire vehicle and ensure the windshield is clear of frost. If you do become stranded, stay with your vehicle and in an emergency dial 911.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (01/18/2019) announced the deployment of state resources in advance of a major weather system that is expected to result in significant snowfall for the majority of the state this weekend. The Governor has activated 300 members of the National Guard, with 150 on standby, who will be deployed to provide transportation support and assistance with debris clearance. The Governor has also activated all regional Emergency Operations Centers across the state 

Mayor David and City of Binghamton public safety personnel are urging all residents to refrain from parking on City streets over the weekend to assist with snow removal operations. 

While the City’s alternate side parking rules remain in effect, this extra measure will help snow plows and emergency crews keep both lanes clear during the impending winter storm. 

The Binghamton Police Department will be aggressively enforcing alternate side parking rules during this snow event to ensure plows can access streets and operate safely.

Town of Union Supervisor Materese Announces Winter Storm Advisory 

The Highway Department will be challenged to keep town roads open during this storm. Throughout the duration of the storm the Town of Union’s objective will be to keep the primary roads open, then move on to secondary roads.

We ask that you please remove all vehicles from the street. Vehicles left on the street are a hazard and significantly impact our ability to properly clear the snow. If possible, find another location to park your vehicle. Please stay off the road unless travel is absolutely necessary. 

Endicott Police Department is asking residents for their cooperation in regard to village parking rules.  Residents should be aware that police officers will be strictly enforcing the winter parking rules to ensure that road crews can safely and effectively remove snow from village streets and parking lots.  

Winter parking rules are in effect through March 31, 2019. 

Johnson City residents are requested to please move their vehicles off the street.

Alternate side parking and Snow Emergency Route rules will be strictly enforced. Vehicles parked in violation are subjected to fines and/or towing.

The following is the list of Emergency Snow routes, in which no parking is allowed until all plowing operations have been completed. JC officials have authorized FREE overnight parking in all JC Municipal parking lots from Saturday (1/19/2019) through Tuesday (1/22/2019).

Tioga County encourages residents to prepare for significant levels of snow and cold temperatures. Stay off the roads if possible and stay indoors. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Prepare for power outages, and if you do have to use a generator, be sure to use it outside.

Check to make sure you have batteries for flashlights and portable radio and fill your car with gas…also, check on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly or alone.

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