Snowstorm Leaves Plenty to Cleanup
The region continues cleanup and snow removal efforts today (Saturday) in the wake of a major snowstorm that hit much of the northeast. Workers for the City of Binghamton spent much of the overnight and morning clearing streets and sidewalks for the 51st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade that begins at 1:30 PM on Saturday. The parade remains on as scheduled.
The National Weather Service recorded 12.4 inches of snow at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Snowfall was heavier to the north and east of Broome County. Schoharie County was especially hard hit. Cobleskill reported 39.3 inches of snow while Richmondville reported a total of 37.5 inches of snow had fallen.
Police agencies around Broome County did not report any major travel problems this morning. City of Binghamton firefighters took 24 calls for assistance throughout the day on Friday. The calls focused on downed power lines and fallen trees and tree limbs.
Snow flurries and snow showers are in the forecast for our area throughout Saturday and early Sunday. Most of any appreciable precipitation has moved out of our area and into New England.