The emergency travel ban in Chenango County due to the storm that was declared earlier this week has been replaced with a travel advisory. Motorists are always advised to stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.
Emergency service officials in Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties expect to distribute more dry ice and water again on April 21 as new supplies become available.
On April 20, supplies quickly ran out at fire stations in Lisle, Union Center, Deposit and Conklin. Authorities will provide updates as supplies arrive on where to find water and dry ice. These Broome County updates are posted on the Broome Emergency Services Office Facebook page.
Residents who need to warm up and/or charge devices have found schools, libraries and senior centers helpful. Broome Senior Centers were opened for day shelters and for charging stations, along with the library, Binghamton City Schools and Windsor Schools. Residents can also bring jugs to fill up with fresh water at the Broome Library and senior centers.
Heat and shelter facilities are operating in Chenango County at the Coventry Fire Department, Smyrna Fire Department and Norwich YMCA.
The Binghamton shelter at Trinity Church on Oak Street closed April 20 as shelter was made available at SUNY Broome Community College’s Baldwin Gym.
Updates for many shelters and ice distribution centers can be found on county emergency services Facebook posts, on NYSEG.com and by calling 211.