Broome County officials issue travel advisory, suspend BC transit service

Ice forms across the Southern Tier, creating dangerous travel conditions.
Ice forms across the Southern Tier, creating dangerous travel conditions.(Source: 12 News)
Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 9:12 AM EST
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Broome County has issued a travel advisory Sunday morning.

In a tweet, county officials said they are urging people to not drive unless travel is necessary.

Additionally, Broome County Transit is suspending operations all day Sunday. Previously, the county said it was also suspended through noon.

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Road conditions across the Southern Tier are dangerous, and the Broome County Emergency Services office is warning people to stay off the roads unless it’s necessary.

Early Sunday morning, freezing rain and sleet fell across a large portion of the Southern Tier. As a result, the Broome County Parks Department closed all parks within the county due to inclement weather.

According to the National Weather Service Binghamton, while air temperatures should rise above freezing, pavement temperatures will stay below freezing for the next few hours. The office says ice can still form in untreated areas.

The Broome County Office of Emergency Services warns motorists to be especially cautious around bridges and overpasses, as the surfaces of those structures are well below freezing.

Officials also expressed concerns about black ice, which could be difficult to see while on the road.

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