Slippery Roads Delay School, Mis-parked Cars Slow Snow Removal
Salt trucks are busy again treating surfaces from on-going light snow that is causing some slippery conditions.
A number of area schools have opted to delay opening or have gone to remote learning due to weather conditions. You can find a complete listings by dropping down the window in the Weather category on the trending bar at the top of this page.
No major crashes are reported and fears of ice-covered power lines coming down have not materialized with New York State Electric and Gas reporting no power interruptions for its entire service area for the duration of the storm. But motorists and pedestrians are reminded of slick conditions.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. for Broome, Tioga, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties and until 6 p.m. for Delaware and Wayne Counties.
Again, Chenango and Cortland Counties are not under the advisory area but Emergency Services officials in Norwich said the crews were out treating the roads overnight.
The National Weather Service says the advisory area could pick up one to three inches of snow before the precipitation tapers off in the early afternoon. Snowfall rates at the most, could peak at less than an inch an hour before the snow stops from west to east.
Meanwhile, if you’ve managed to dodge getting a ticket for violating winter parking rules all season, your luck may be running out.
There seem to be an increase in the number of police calls for tow trucks as plows aren’t able to get down residential streets due to mis-parked cars.
Authorities routinely try to locate the registered owner to move the vehicle but if that’s not possible, a tow is called.
The rules in Binghamton and Johnson City requiring vehicles to be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, like the 19th, and even side of the street on even days remains in place through at least mid March.