(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — With significant snow accumulations expected Saturday into Sunday, Mayor Richard C. David and City of Binghamton public safety personnel are urging all residents to refrain from parking on City streets over the weekend to assist with snow removal operations.
“In preparation for a potentially major snow event, the City is asking residents for their cooperation to ensure public works crews are able to plow and salt roads as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mayor David. “This is especially important for narrow streets, one-way streets and areas with heavy on-street parking. Residents are strongly encouraged to move their vehicles off the street and into driveways, public garages or lots at City parks.”
While the City’s alternate side parking rules remain in effect, this extra measure will help snow plows and emergency crews keep both lanes clear during the impending winter storm.
The City is reminding residents that this weekend also marks the return of several thousand Binghamton University students from winter break, presenting the added challenge of more vehicles on neighborhood streets. Students returning from break are asked to plan ahead to ensure they are parked safely and in accordance with City rules during the storm.
The Binghamton Police Department will be aggressively enforcing alternate side parking rules during this snow event to ensure plows can access streets and operate safely.
Vehicles parked illegally and blocking plow routes will be towed.
Mayor David and City public safety personnel thank all residents in advance for their cooperation.
Follow winter storm information from the National Weather Service in Binghamton: http://www.weather.gov/bgm/
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