Icy Weather Could Cause Concerns East of Binghamton
Unseasonable weather is still expected for a good portion of the Twin Tiers and Central New York but dangerous winter conditions are expected in areas east of Binghamton through early December 31.
The National Weather Service says an Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. for Delaware, Otsego and Delaware Counties until 1 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. December 31 for Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
In eastern New York, forecasters are calling for significant icing with ice accumulations of around one half of an inch. Ice accumulations in Wayne County were being projected at three-tenths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour could also complicate things with the possibility of trees and limbs coming down.
Officials say power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel will be difficult.
NOAA says the hazardous conditions in the Catskills and Ponocos will impact the morning commute Monday.
Freezing rain had been expected overnight in the Warning area, especially above 1800 feet while the lower elevations were looking mainly at rain.
According to a statement from the National Weather Service, travel in the Warning area is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Residents are also advised to prepare for possible power outages. New York State Electric and Gas said Sunday afternoon that it had 100 company workers packed and prepared to move into affected areas while some 200 contract line workers were on standby.
For the Binghamton area, the National Weather Service was looking at the impact of steady rain on Sunday on smaller rivers and tributaries across the region but no flood statements have been issued.
Motorists can check road conditions for any state they are in by calling 511.