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State of Emergency Declarations

By WBNG News

March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Several State of Emergency declarations are coming from counties and municipalities.

Emergency information and advisories can also be found at www.nyalert.gov.

Chenango County:

The State of Emergency in Chenango County will be lifted at 1 pm today. A Travel Advisory will be in effect from 1 pm Monday through 6 am on Tuesday.

All State, County and local Highway crews are still working to clear the roads. High winds throughout the afternoon will create dangerous blowing and drifting conditions. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Citizens are asked to remove all parked and abandoned vehicles from the roadways to allow the highway crews to properly clear the roadways

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Broome County:
The State of Emergency remains until 5 p.m.

A release from Broome County's Office of Emergency Services is as follows:

Because of continuing difficult travel conditions, and because the City of Binghamton has declared a State of Emergency until 5 p.m. today, Monday, March 7th, Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala, on the recommendation of Broome County Office of Emergency Services, is lifting the State of Emergency declaration for all of Broome County until 5 p.m.

Because many roads remain difficult to navigate, BC Transit will NOT resume operations tonight.

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City of Binghamton:

Mayor Matt Ryan, on the recommendation of public safety officials, has extended the City of Binghamton’s State of Emergency until midnight tonight. Until then, City streets will remain closed to all motorists except for emergency vehicles.
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Town of Deposit:

Thomas Axtell, Town of Deposit Supervisor, has declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Deposit effective at 6:30 AM March 07, 2011.
All roads in the Town of Deposit have been closed. Heavy rain and then heavy snow has created treacherous conditions on all roads.
The Town of Deposit will remain under a state of emergency with all roads in the township remaining closed until 3:00 p.m. today, March 07, 2011.
For the safety and well being of the citizens of the Town of Deposit, no one should travel on any Town of Deposit road with the exception of emergency traffic.
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Johnson City

DUE TO THE CURRENT SNOW EMERGENCY AND THE NUMBER OF VILLAGE ROADWAYS THAT REMAIN SNOW COVERED OR IMPASSABLE, A STATE OF EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE VILLAGE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. EFFECTIVE 1:00pm EST.

RESIDENTS ARE BEING DIRECTED TO HAVE ALL VEHICLES REMOVED FROM VILLAGE ROADWAYS IMMEDIATELY TO FACILITATE SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS. CREWS WILL BE ENGAGED IN SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. ALL MUNICIPAL LOTS AS WELL AS VILLAGE PARKS PARKING LOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES.
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Town of Vestal

The Town of Vestal is issuing a parking ban starting at 5:00 pm, Monday, March 7 until 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011, to be instituted on Front and Main Streets.
The ban on Front Street will be from Wright Road to Main Street, and on Main Street from Route 434 south on Main Street to the Choconut Creek Bridge at the Weis Market. There will be no parking either side of the street.
This ban is necessary for the Highway Department to remove excessive snow from those roads.
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Delaware County

The travel advisory issued this morning for Delaware County has been extended until 6:00 p.m. today, March 07, 2011.
Overnight rain, snow and ice has made travel treacherous in many areas throughout the county. Road crews continue to clear snow and underlying water from roadways to make them passable and safe for travel. Please use caution while traveling on main and secondary roads.

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