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Manure Truck Spills Load in Lisle

The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Spill team are investigating the crash of a tanker truck on Caldwell Hill Road in Lisle that dumped 4,000 gallons of liquid manure

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Trail Improvements Planned at Otsiningo Park

Work on a $500,000 trail upgrade at Broome County's Otsiningo Park in the town of Dickinson is scheduled to start in about four months.

A walking path that starts at the park's Bevier Street entrance and runs along the Chenango River is to be widened from eight feet to twelve feet

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

No Major Flooding is Expected in the Twin Tiers

Officials are keeping an eye on  waterways in the Twin Tiers after recent rain, snow and melting ice caused river levels to rise.

The main stem rivers are generally just below flood stage with the water levels expected to continue to drop with no significant additional precipitation in the forecast for several days

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Close Up is Under the Weather

National Weather Service, Binghamton Warning Coordination Meteorologist, David Nicosia talks about the changes to forecasting in the Twin Tiers over the years on the April 4 edition of the weekly, local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Re-hearing Urged

Several property owners are pushing for a re-hearing on a recent ruling allowing the developers of the Constitution natural gas transmission pipeline to access their properties.

The landowners in the Twin Tiers say they are being bullied into accepting low payments and forced access to their properties

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Pennsylvania Drought Conditions

In spite of lingering snow and a couple days with some rain over recent days, Pennsylvania is still painfully dry.

The State Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch for 27 counties, including Susquehanna and Bradford in the Northern Tier

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Bans Brush Burning Through Mid-May

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it’s expected to be another dry spring and outdoor burning of brush is again banned state-wide for a couple months.

Burning for the season is prohibited in towns with less than 20,000 residents but is banned year-round in larger municipalities

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Snow Greets the Start of Spring in the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service says there will likely be snow on the ground for the arrival of the Vernal Equinox in the Twin Tiers.

The Binghamton area was expecting a couple inches through the day March 20 but the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania was under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Can Go Through Susquehanna Co.

A Federal judge says the Constitution Pipeline can be developed through northern Pennsylvania even though some Susquehanna County landowners did not agree to access to their properties.

U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion has ruled that the Constitution Pipeline had all the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the project serves the public interest

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ice Jams Could Pose Problems in Twin Tiers

Emergency management officials and weather forecasters are keeping an eye on rivers in the Binghamton area as ice conditions change with rising and falling temperatures.

The National Weather Service has been advising residents to be aware of the possibility of isolated ice jam flooding because of melting snow and fluctuating temperatures

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