High Winds Cause Problems in the Twin Tiers
High winds overnight and into the early morning hours have caused a number of issues with trees and power lines.
Shortly after 3 a.m. October 24, fire crews in Broome County were called to a grass fire apparently sparked by a downed power line on Nanticoke Drive in the Town of Maine.
High wind advisories were in place for the Twin Tiers through the morning with wind gusts topping 30 miles an hour.
There were several reports of debris in the roads and scattered through residents’ yards.
New York State Electric and Gas reported power outages for several hundred customers in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware and Tioga Counties.
The area has also experienced some showers. The rain combined with leaves brought down by the wind can cause for slippery conditions on local roads. In addition, Emergency Services Officials have reported an increase in vehicle-deer collisions locally. Deer are most active at dawn and dusk but collisions have also been reported in late morning even in the City of Binghamton.