State of Emergency/ Travel Ban Lifted in Chenango County
The Travel Ban in Chenango County under a State of Emergency due to the storm that was declared earlier this week has been replaced by a Travel Advisory. It’s still recommended motorists stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.
Emergency Services officials in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties are expecting to be handing out more dry ice and water again April 21 as new supplies are made available.
April 20, supplies ran out quickly at fire stations in Lisle, Union Center, Deposit and Conklin. Authorities will be providing updates as supplies come in as to where water and dry ice can be found. Those updates in Broome County are being posted at the Broome Office of Emergency Services Facebook page.
Residents who need to warm up and/or recharge devices have been finding schools, libraries and senior centers helpful. Broome Senior Centers have been open for daytime shelter and for recharging stations along with the library, Binghamton City Schools and Windsor schools. Residents can also bring jugs to fill up with fresh water at the Broome Library and senior centers.
Warming and shelter facilities have been operating in Chenango County at the Coventry Fire Department, Smyrna Fire Department and the YMCA in Norwich.
The Binghamton shelter at the Trinity Church on Oak Street closed on April 20 while shelter was being made available at the Baldwin Gym at SUNY Broome Community College.
Update for many shelter and ice distribution centers can be found on county emergency services facebook postings, at NYSEG.com and by calling 211.