Broome County Issuing State of Emergency
Broome County officials will be declaring a state of emergency beginning at 8 p.m. tonight.
A travel advisory will be in place, meaning no unnecessary travel, except work-related and emergency travel.
All county offices will be closed Tuesday, and will reopen on Wednesday. Transit and the airport are currently scheduled to operate as normal tomorrow.
The county landfill will be closed to the public tomorrow, but it will be open to haulers.
To stay up to date with the latest delays and closings, visit gobroomecounty.com.
Governor Hochul also declared a state of emergency. Beginning tonight at 8 p.m., all tandem and empty tractor-trailers will be banned from I-87 Exit 17 (Newburgh - Scranton - I-84) to I-90 exit 36 (Watertown - Binghamton- I-81) and the length of the Berkshire Spur (I-87 exit 21B to the Massachusetts border).
In addition, the Department of Transportation has issued several restrictions for commercial vehicles:
- I-84: Full length. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
- I-88: Full Length. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
- I-87 (Northway): Albany To Plattsburgh. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
- I-90: I-87 to Berkshire Spur. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
- I-81: PA Line to Syracuse. 8 p.m. start; "Trucks Use Right Lane" advisory
- Route 17: Middletown to Binghamton. 8 p.m. start; "Trucks Use Right Lane" advisory