Travel ban in Broome County lifted, advisory remains in effect

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. - The county-wide travel ban in Broome County has been lifted, as of noon on Wednesday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar held a joint news conference Wednesday afternoon, where the announcement was made.

The ban has been downgraded to an advisory, which will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Cuomo called for a complete travel ban in Broome County on Tuesday, and resources from around the state were sent to our area to help crews keep up with the snowfall.

The Governor said many of the resources sent were originally deployed to the NYC area, due to the original forecast calling for severe snowfall in that area.

When asked at the news conference how much the storm is costing the state, the Governor replied with "a lot of money".

Garnar called Broome County 'ground zero' of the storm, and said the 911 center received over 1,300 emergency calls.

Binghamton and surrounding areas in Broome County received record-breaking snow since the beginning of the storm.

 


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