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Broome County Sheriff issues advisory for 'no unnecessary travel'

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(WBNG) -- The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says a No Unnecessary Travel Advisory has been issued for drivers.

"If you work, you should report to work (unless told otherwise), however caution is advised. Hazardous driving conditions do exits," officials wrote in a news release.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the entire region until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff David Harder encourages taking following precautions if you must travel:

  • Allow extra time to reach your destination and leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
  • Have at least ½ tank of gas in your vehicle
  • Dress warm and have a blanket in your vehicle
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged in case you need to call for help
  • Know an alternate route to where you are going
  • If you are traveling slowly, be sure to have your 4-way flashers on
  • If possible, park vehicles off roadways to allow Public Works staff the opportunity for the best snow removal
  • If you are in an accident, stay in your vehicle and wait for help.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle and walk around on the roadway to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
  • Remember to take breaks while shoveling to avoid back injuries and/or possible heart attacks

Related: Travel advisories issued for Otsego and Cortland counties

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