Updated 02/08/2013 07:02 PM
Snow emergencies and travel advisories
-Mayor Stephens has issued a snow emergency message requesting that all vehicles are to be removed and off the streets after 8 PM tonight February 8, 2013 in the Village of Ilion to allow for the DPW crew to complete clean-up from the approaching snow storm.
-The Village of Herkimer has declared a snow emergency effective on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9 p.m. and remaining in effect until Saturday, February 9 at 9 a.m. All vehicles must be removed from the roadways or they will be ticket and/or towed at owner’s expense.
-The Village of Mohawk has declared a snow emergency from 6 p.m. today, Friday, February 8, 2013 through 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013. All vehicles must be off the street by 6 p.m. or they will be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
-City Issues Citizen Advisories Ahead of Snowfall:
The City of Binghamton today issued a series of citizen advisories regarding the snowfall forecasted for this evening and night.
•Off-Street Parking: Motorists should park off-street as much as possible to allow for proper snow removal.
•Free Off-Street Parking Available: Until the roads are reasonably clear, free parking is available in the City’s downtown parking ramps and in the parking lots of City parks. Click here for a list of City parks and their locations
•Strict Enforcement of Alternate Side of the Street Parking: The Police Traffic Division will be enforcing Alternate Side of the Street Parking rules strictly to allow for proper snow removal. Vehicles parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing.
•Avoid Unnecessary Travel After 5:00pm: Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel after 5:00pm today.
•Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal: Citizens are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property. Dumping snow into City streets is illegal.
“The more that citizens take these advisories to heart, the better we can manage today’s snowfall,” said Mayor Matt Ryan. “We urge citizens to share this information with their friends, family and neighbors—and to help fellow citizens in need of assistance.”
-The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has issued a travel advisory for all of Lewis County, beginning at 4 p.m. until further notice. This means that caution is advised as hazardous driving conditions could be encountered due to blowing snow and snow covered roads.
-A ‘no unnecessary travel advisory’ has been issued for Jefferson County, effective 5:30 p.m. until further notice.