Sandy Prep: DOT Prepares for Response Time

By WBNG News

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The New York State Department of Transportation's Emergency Operations Center is now opened and fully operational for the duration of Sandy's impact.

The DOT is currently working to coordinate communication and response statewide and with the 7 different counties region 9 is responsible for. 

Engineers, inspectors, and crews are hitting the pavement watching over roadways and  bridges.

The DOT says while we aren't expecting a large amount of flooding, the winds coming from the east could increase the chances of debris hitting the roadways.

" What happens out of here is out 511 system gets updated  so that people can call into 511 and determine the roadways that are closed and the bridges that are closed. That all come out of out Emergency Operations Center," said Jack Williams, Director of DOT Region 9.

People can also go to the 511 website for review of road and bridge closures.