Governor Cuomo announces Full Travel Ban in Broome County for snow storm

Garnar declares "State of Emergency" for Broome County

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - As snow continues to heavily fall on our area, Governor Cuomo has announced a full travel ban in Broome County.

The travel ban was to begin on 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also announced temporary tractor trailer bans on interstates on I-81, I-84, I-86/Route 17, I-88 and all of the New York State Thruway.

“During any emergency situation, protecting the safety of New Yorkers is our number one priority. By enacting this tractor trailer ban and banning travel in Broome County, we are putting the safety of travelers first and allowing emergency crews to clear roadways as soon as possible.  We encourage all New Yorkers take appropriate precautions now so that they can stay home and stay safe as these dangerous conditions continue," said Cuomo.

Furthermore, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar has issued a State of Emergency and has closed all Roads in Broome County. A complete travel ban in is effect for all nonessential personnel.

"With the updated forecast from the National Weather Service not likely to improve throughout the day this is the best way to ensure the safety of the people of Broome County. Please stay off of the roads for your safety and the safety of others," said Garnar.

Garnar says Broome County plows with be on the roads for as long as it takes to get them cleared, and that the fewer cars driving and parked on the streets the easier it will be for them.

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