Broome County plows ready to combat storm

By Adam Chick

Broome County plows ready to combat storm

February 26, 2013 Updated Feb 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Officials from the Broome County Department of Public Works say they're as prepared as they can be for Tuesday night's storm.

They're going to be extending shifts to make sure they'll have trucks on the road as long as possible. The day shift will stay on past their normal shift end time of 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. The morning shift will come in at 3 a.m. instead of 6 a.m.

Broome County has plenty of salt on hand to combat the storm.

"We're in good shape. So, we have enough sand. We have enough salt. And we have everything distributed across the county where we need it," said Daniel Schofield, commissioner of the Broome County Department of Public Works.

Schofield says even though the past two winters were fairly easy to deal with by their standards, this one isn't that bad. They do have about 120 more miles of road to deal with, but they're making up for it with sheer numbers. They'll have 22 trucks on the road Tuesday night and 28 on the road Wednesday.

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