Snow Piling Up
Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The snow measured about 2 inches at the corner of Harry L. Drive and Route 201 in Johnson City, after only about two hours of steady snow. Most of Johnson City saw between 4 inches and 6 inches as of 11 p.m. Friday. The snow is expected to stick around until early Saturday morning. The storm's late start allowed crews from the New York Department of Transportation to attend to last minute preparations. They got in a new shipment of salt filling their main barn at the Broome County Residency in Kirkwood. The barn stores nearly 3,000 tons -- enough for at least three storms like this one, according to the DOT. The 32 DOT plows will be working around the clock until the snow stops and the streets are cleared. DOT spokesperson Dave Hamburg said people need to stay off the roads and let the plows do their work. "It's common sense that if you don't have to be out," Hamburg said. "Stay home, let the people do their work, and do it without any interference of vehicles around them." The city of Binghamton was also prepping Friday morning. They've asked people to park off street if possible. The city has opened all city parking lots for free through the weekend. Deputy Commissioner for Binghamton Public Works Terry Kellogg said the plows will need all the available space to clean some the city's narrow streets. "We're asking city residents if possible to park off street to allow our trucks to pass," Kellogg said, "And we do want to advise the residents that our law enforcement will be enforcing the alternate side parking."