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Carbon Monoxide Concerns in the Cold

New York State Electric and Gas says safety is of upmost importance during the cold snap and residents should be vigilant for carbon monoxide.

Vents and chimneys for natural gas heating units and appliances like dryers should be kept free of snow and ice to avoid CO buildup

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Candor State Of Emergency Called Following Highway Dpt. Fire

The fire that wiped out much of the Town of Candor's highway equipment, including snow plows in a fire at the Highway Department Garage, is prompting officials to put residents on alert.

The Town has issued a state of emergency due to the impact of the loss on public safety, involving the clearing, salting and sanding of roads

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Cold, Feb. 19 National Weather Service Update

The National Weather Service has issued  Wind Chill Advisory  to 7 p.m. February 19 and a Wind Chill Watch for 7 p.m. February 19 to 10 a.m. February 20.

Wind chill readings could be dropping to between -10 and -20 and remaining at those levels through February 19

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This May Become Binghamton’s Coldest Month

There appears to be a good chance this month will wind up as the coldest month ever recorded by the Binghamton National Weather Service office.

David Nicosia, the office's warning coordination meteorologist, said forecasters have been discussing the possibility that this February will wind up in the record books

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Dangerous Wind Chills for the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is warning of extremely dangerous wind chills for February 16.

Wind chills could register as low as 40 below zero with ambient air temperatures registering below zero combined with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour

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Michael Regan/Getty Images
Michael Regan/Getty Images

Binghamton Area Shelters Prepare for Bitter Cold

Facilities that help the homeless in the Binghamton area are being pressed to capacity as bitterly cold temperatures grip the area.

Speaking on the February 14 edition of the Southern Tier Close Up, Rescue Mission Binghamton Program Manager Michael Ross says facilities like the YMCA, YWCA, Volunteers of America, the Rescue Mission’s Whitney Place and other Binghamton shelters are doing everything possible to locate people who need shelter and provide them with a warm, safe place to stay

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Twin Tiers Warned: Frostbite Possible in Less Than 15 Minutes

Dangerous wind chills are being predicted for February 12-13.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning from 7 p.m. February 12 to 4 p.m. February 13.

Officials say the low temperatures will be below zero and highs in the single digits, combined by winds gusting up to 25 miles an hour

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

IBM May Settle Claims in Endicott Lawsuit

IBM Corporation and some village of Endicott residents may soon settle a long-running lawsuit alleging chemicals from the company's sprawling North Street manufacturing complex could have resulted in deaths and illnesses

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Street Lights go LED

Global technology solutions firm, Johnson Controls will be switching Binghamton's street lights to LED bulbs.

The $4 million project should be complete by early 2016.

There are 7,000 street lights being converted to LED

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Snow and Ice For the Twin Tiers (Update 2/9)

The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 a.m.  February 10 for the Southern Tier of New York and the Finger Lakes.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania until 1 a

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