Rocky Weather Slaps the Twin Tiers
Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour early November 12, rain, falling leaves and even a possibility of tornados make for a hazardous travel day.
Some motorists at 5 a.m. Friday were reporting suddenly coming upon large branches in the road but Emergency Services agencies around the region did not report any blocked roads. There are also hazards with unsecured items like garbage cans and recycling bins blowing into roadways.
At 7:20 a.m. the National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a Tornado Warning for
Southeastern Broome County, West central Delaware County, South central Chenango County and Northeastern Susquehanna County until 7:45 a.m.
Radar indicated strong storms moving at 45 mph with some rotation of debris picked up. There had been no reports of witnesses seeing a tornado on the ground by the expiration of the warning
New York State Electric and Gas was dealing with some scattered power outages in the region.
Also for the morning, NOAA in Binghamton issued a Flood Advisory until 10:45 a.m. for portions of Tioga and Tompkins Counties and Bradford County in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania with minor flooding expected in poor drainage areas.
Authorities say with some fairly heavy rain and falling leaves, storm drains could become blocked causing for some pooling of water on the roads. Anyone who has a storm drain outside their home or place of work is asked to make sure the grates are clear of debris to allow for proper drainage.
As usual, the drivers of high-profile vehicles like vans and taller sport utility vehicles are reminded to slow down and keep a firm grip on the steering wheel as, in addition to the wind possibly causing control problems, roads may be wet and covered with wet leaves.
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