A State of Emergency is in effect in Broome County until Saturday morning. It was a steady snowfall that started early in the morning on Friday, By noon, 10 inches has already been recorded in downtown Binghamton.
At 1:30pm, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar made the call to put the State of Emergency in place. This decision came after municipalities reported having a hard time keeping up with the snowfall, the accumulation becoming too much for the plows.
"We reached out by phone and spoke to every municipal DPW," says Director of Emergency Services Michael Ponticiello. Ponticiello says this is check-in was part of an hourly assessment to determine the severity of the situation across the county.
Just to give you an idea of how fast the snow is adding up. This parking lot has definitely been plowed sometime today, since the cars next to me have no snow under them and very little on top, but it's already ankle deep. pic.twitter.com/aJgDA7SfQ0