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As heavy snow looms, officials ask residents to be careful on the road

(WBNG) — Local officials are urging people to be extra mindful of how they drive as heavy snow is expected to sweep through the Southern Tier Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.


The Broome County Sheriff’s Office put out notices on Thursday reminding drivers to be extra cautious on the road.

Sheriff Harder suggests limiting travel if possible, along with the following if you do have to be out on the roads:

  • Allow for extra time to reach your destination
  • Leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
  • Have at least a half tank of gas in your vehicle
  • Dress warm and have a blanket in your vehicle
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged in case you need to call for help
  • Know an alternate route to where you are going
  • Have four-way flashers on if traveling slowly
  • Park vehicles off roadways to allow snowplows to remove snow
  • If you are in a crash, stay inside your vehicle when waiting for help. Do not get out of your vehicle and walk around on the roadway

Sheriff Harder also suggests taking breaks while shoveling to avoid back injuries and/or possible heart attacks.

David Hermanovitch

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