Prepping For Big Storm

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 14, 2007 at 1:41 AM EDT

The threat of a major storm had people rushing around to get prepared.

Superior Ambulance in Binghamton has extra crews on stand-by, just incase.

EMTs say they're expecting some accidents tonight, as people try to drive on the snowy roads.

They say, the key, is to travel with extreme caution.

Advice they plan to follow.

"We don't want to travel fast because just like anyone else, the winter weather affects us. We'll take the extra time getting there to get there safe so we can take care of you," says Ty Mathis of Superior Ambulance.

Others say when weather like this hits, they don't take any chances.

"Go home, don't stay out if you don't have to. Don't go downtown. Don't do any of that. It's just stupid to be on the roads if you don't have to be," says Carly Smith of Binghamton.

Earlier today, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer even activated the National Guard.

More than 100 people and 40 vehicles from the 204th Engineering Battalion in Binghamton were deployed.

Some are headed north to help in Oswego County, where they had record snowfall this past week.

Others will be here in the Southern Tier, ready to help if this snowfall, gets too out of hand.

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