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Binghamton Mayor: City’s Ready For Snow

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Binghamton Mayor Rich David says city public works crews are prepared to deal with the challenges posed by the winter storm.

David walked in the snow to City Hall shortly before nine o’clock this morning for his first business day as mayor after being sworn in on Wednesday.

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Speaking on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now program, David said road crews salted streets in anticipation of the storm.

The mayor said he’s been keeping in touch with Gary Holmes, the new public works commissioner, to coordinate snow removal operations.

David said residents who live on side streets or dead end streets should be patient because crews will focus first on clearing snow from the busiest streets.

The city announced there would be no garbage pickup on Thursday so public works employees could focus on snow-related issues. Recycling pickup was to go on as scheduled.

The mayor said the city’s salt supply is “quite low.” He said an order was placed a few days ago but the salt had not yet been delivered.

David said the city has contacted Broome County and other local municipalities to make arrangements to obtain additional salt if it’s needed over the next couple of days. He said the city’s salt should be delivered by its supplier soon.


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