Local municipalities prepared for the snow

By Matt Porter

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The winter storm had local cities and towns putting all their equipment on the roads.

Plows in both the Town and City of Binghamton had been on the roads non-stop for more than 12 hours.

Binghamton Mayor Rich David said his public works department had been waiting for the snow all night.

"We have all 20 of our public works vehicles, have been deployed, which is the entire fleet for snow removal," David said.

The first job is to clear the main thruways and then target the smaller back roads.

Town of Binghamton supervisor Tim Whitesell said it helps them clear the roads more quickly if people obey alternate side parking rules and be smart when shoveling.

"We actually request our residents when they're cleaning out their driveways, put the snow to the right of their driveway," Whitesell said. "Putting it to the left and the snow plows come through, it's just going to end up back in their driveway."

The plows will stay on the roads until the snow has stopped, and the roads are clear.

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