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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area this evening. A wintry mix of heavy snow and sleet is expected. We are compiling a list of announcements, emergencies, and information from around our area.

Visit our Weather page for a look at the latest conditions in your area.

Issued Thursday

---The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has rescinded the travel advisory for all of Lewis County, beginning at 2 p.m.

---Jefferson County has issued a no travel advisory until further notice. All roads in Jefferson County are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow.


---The Travelers Advisory for Cortland County has been lifted but drivers are urged to still use caution. The roadways are snow covered and slippery, slow down and give yourself plenty of distance between you and the other vehicle.


---ELMIRA, NY – The following is a summary of announcements relative to various aspects of the Arnot Health system:

Hospital Operations

Arnot Ogden Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital remain open and are operating as usual. Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital remains open and is operating as usual. Patients scheduled at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital for a procedure or for therapy on Thursday, December 27, 2012 should call in the morning to confirm their appointment at 607-776-8500.

Arnot Medical Services (primary and specialty care offices)
The following offices plan to be closed on Thursday, December 27, and are currently intending to re-open on the morning of Friday, December 28:

BATH
Bath Family Health Center, 226 W. Morris Street, Bath

HORSEHEADS
Rheumatology Practice (Dr. Llinas-Lux), 100 John Roemmelt Drive
Gastroenterology, 100 John Roemmelt Drive

VAN ETTEN
Spencer-Van Etten office, 164 Route 224

WATKINS GLEN
Watkins Glen Primary Care office, 104 S. Porter Street

Changes to this list will be announced as applicable/available via area media and Arnot Health Facebook pages. Health on Demand, Arnot Health’s 24-hour call center and physician referral service, will also have the latest information as it becomes available. Area residents are invited to call 607-737-4499 (607-737-4100 if the former is unavailable) for more information.

It is recommended that morning patients call the office of their provider prior to leaving for their appointment on Thursday, December 27, to confirm the office’s operating hours during the storm. All office addresses and phone numbers are available on Arnot Health’s website at www.arnothealth.org.


---Effective immediately, the parking ban for the City of Utica has been lifted. The snow emergency remains in effect and the parking ban will be reinstated at 10 p.m. tonight. At that point, all cars must be off city streets.


Issued Wednesday


Syracuse residents urged to follow parking regulations to aid snow removal

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Police Department is reminding all city residents to follow parking regulations in preparation for the anticipated snow storm. Residents are encouraged to use off street parking if available, and to follow all regulations, especially odd/even parking regulations if parking on the street. Illegally parked vehicles that are hindering snow removal operations may be ticketed and towed if necessary.


Advisory: Winter Storm Warning tonight - No on street parking in Camillus between 1:00 am and 6:00 am - Strick enforcement
The Camillus Police Department is requesting the assistance of our citizens to keep our roadways safe during the upcoming winter months.

In order to ensure safe roadways and to assist the Camillus Highway Department with their excellent snow removal efforts, Camillus Police Officers will be enforcing the winter parking ordinance. The Town of Camillus ordinance states that, “No motor vehicle or other vehicles of any kind shall be allowed or permitted to park on any Town Road or on property owned by the Town of Camillus between the hours of 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM from December 1st to April 1st of the next succeeding year.”

Each violation of this ordinance is declared to be a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense and by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each subsequent offense, Plus Towing Charges.

For information regarding Winter Parking Regulations for the Village of Camillus please call (315) 672-3484.


Alternate side parking restrictions in effect in Oswego
As many of you have heard, the winter parking restrictions for the City of Oswego have changed for the 2012 - 2013 winter season. On Monday, November 26, 2012, the Oswego City Common Council voted unanimously to amend the winter parking restrictions that have been in place for many years.

The new ordinance states:
“The Mayor, at his discretion, may impose an alternate side parking restriction commencing on or after December 1 and continuing through March 31. The Mayor may, however, begin the alternate side parking restriction prior to December 1 at his discretion based on weather conditions. The Mayor may also suspend or remove the alternate side parking restriction prior to March 31 at his discretion if weather conditions require or permit. During such time as the alternate side parking restriction is imposed, the parking of any vehicle on any city street or highway from 1:00am to 6:00am on an even numbered side of the street on an odd calendar day, or on an odd numbered side of the street on an even calendar day, shall be prohibited. This is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other permanent parking restriction that may apply.”

Points to Remember:
-On even calendar days, park on the even side of the street, and on odd calendar days, park on the odd side of the street.
- Alternate Side Parking applies unless otherwise prohibited and where allowable; Alternate Side Parking Does Not supersede other parking restrictions. You may have to find parking on other streets/side streets on days in which alternate side parking is permitted on a side of the street which is already “No Parking.”
-If parking a vehicle for the night prior to midnight, be sure to park where parking is regularly permitted and on the correct side for the next day (1:00 am to 6:00 am)
-Be aware of instances where the last day of the month and the first day of the month are both odd-numbered days.

The purpose of this change is to offer options to those who otherwise have no alternate parking solution. I understand that this will not provide a solution for every parking situation, but it will offer some relief to help us throughout the winter months.

At this time, I am imposing the alternate side parking restrictions in the City of Oswego, effective at 1:00 a.m., Thursday morning, December 27, 2012, and these restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

I have also instructed the Oswego City Police Department to issue “Courtesy Notices” for the first several nights that the parking restrictions are in effect, to further advise residents and visitors of the restriction change. Following this “grace period” any vehicle found to be in violation of this ordinance will be subject to a ticket ($50.00 fine) and towing ($75.00 fee).
I strongly suggest using off-street parking options that may be available, to assist our DPW crews in clearing the roadways for our safety. While alternate side parking is in effect, I highly recommend added attention to the manner in which vehicles are parked. Any violations following the “grace period” will be strictly enforced.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Mayor’s Office at 342-8136 or the Oswego Police Department at 342-8120.


Tioga County travel advisory:

Due to the current weather forecast, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office has issued a travel advisory for Tioga County as of 2 p.m. today. Periods of snow and sleet will continue throughout Thursday afternoon, with periods of very heavy snowfall, possibly up to 2 inches an hour. Stay tuned to local media outlets or NOAA radio for weather updates.

All travel which is not absolutely necessary, or for emergency purposes, should be cancelled, pending improved weather conditions.

A travel advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibility will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling and plan accordingly.

Dial 511 for road updates or 511NY.org.


Utica snow emergency


TC Solid Waste Division Office Closing Early
In anticipation of the inclement weather forecast for later today and into tomorrow, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division Office on Commercial Avenue in Ithaca will close at 3:30pm today.

Curbside recycling collection Thursday could be delayed, or canceled, depending on the severity of the storm. A decision on Thursday’s collection schedule – as well as the status of the Solid Waste Division Offices and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center - will be made in the morning.

All announcements will be made via local radio and television stations, as well as on the web, at www.recycletompkins.org.


-A snow emergency has been issued for Herkimer and this includes no unnecessary travel. All cars should be off the road by 11 p.m. and this will stay in place until further notice.


-Binghamton issues citizen advisories ahead of snowfall

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The City of Binghamton today issued a series of citizen advisories regarding the snowfall forecasted for this evening and night.

•Off-Street Parking: Motorists should park off-street as much as possible to allow for proper snow removal.

•Free Off-Street Parking Available: Until the roads are reasonably clear, free parking is available in the City’s downtown parking ramps and in the parking lots of City parks. Click here for a list of City parks and their locations.

•Strict Enforcement of Alternate Side of the Street Parking: The Police Traffic Division will be enforcing Alternate Side of the Street Parking rules strictly to allow for proper snow removal. Vehicles parked illegally are subject to ticketing and towing.

•Avoid Unnecessary Travel After 7:00pm: Citizens should avoid unnecessary travel after 7:00pm today.

•Tomorrow’s Waste Pick-Up Canceled: Tomorrow’s garbage and recycling pick-up (West Side) has been canceled to ensure the City has enough staff removing snow. The next pick-up for the West Side will be Thursday, January 3rd. The rest of the waste pick-up schedule remains as it was. (Citizens are reminded that next week’s Tuesday pick-up will be on Monday due to the New Year’s Holiday. That is the only change to next week’s pick-up schedule.)

•Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal: Citizens are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property. Dumping snow into City streets is illegal.

“The more that citizens take these advisories to heart, the better we can manage today’s snowfall,” said Mayor Matt Ryan. “We urge citizens to share this information with their friends, family and neighbors—and to help fellow citizens in need of assistance.”


-Pennsylvania DOT advises motorists to limit winter travel
With the possibility of severe winter weather impacting highways and roads in the north central Pennsylvania region, PennDOT advises motorists to drive only when necessary.

Although PennDOT has crews treating roadways around the clock, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow.
PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

The department asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

Motorists should drive at reduced speeds and increase traveling distances between vehicles.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check interstate traffic conditions before heading out.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl.

To view a complete list of Travel Advisories: Click http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/Districts/district3.nsf/TAP?readForm


-Athens, PA: Borough Snow Emergency
Athens Borough Mayor George Whyte has issued a snow emergency for Athens Borough starting at 7:00PM Wednesday December 26, 2012 through Thursday December 27, 2012 at 1:00PM. Mayor Whyte requests that all residents please remove all vehicles that are parked on the streets. During any snowfall where the snow remains on the street that requires it to be plowed and the Mayor declares a snow emergency, it shall be unlawful at any time for any reason to park a motor vehicle or to allow a motor vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any street that hinders the removal of snow. Said prohibition shall apply to all streets of the borough. Travel on roadways within Athens Borough during a snow emergency is restricted.


-Tompkins County American Red Cross

The Blood Drive at the Brookton Dale Fire Department at 786 Valley Rd Brooktondale, N.Y., 14817, will be canceled on Dec. 27, 2012 due to the upcoming storm.


--With the Storm that is coming our way this evening, Cicero Police Chief Snell wanted to remind all of you of the law regarding cars parked in the streets. Under the law, cars are not to be parked in any street with in the Town of Cicero between the hours of 1AM – 8AM (from November 1st – April 1st). At this time we are asking that everyone try to extend this to all hours until the storm has passed in order to allow snow plows to get through. Thank you for your cooperation.


--The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Travelers Advisory starting at approximately 8.00 P.M. 12-26-12. A winter Snow warning has been issued and severe winter weather conditions are expected. Heavy amounts of snow are forecasted with amounts reaching two inches per hour. Blowing and drifting snow that is forecasted will make travel dangerous. Make sure you leave plenty of distance between you and the other vehicle


----ELMIRA, NY – The following is a summary of announcements relative to various aspects of the Arnot Health system:

Hospital Operations
Arnot Ogden Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital remain open and are operating as usual. Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital remains open and is operating as usual. Patients scheduled at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital for a procedure or for therapy on Thursday, December 27, 2012 should call in the morning to confirm their appointment at 607-776-8500.

Arnot Medical Services (primary and specialty care offices)
The following offices plan to be closed on Thursday, December 27, and are currently intending to re-open on the morning of Friday, December 28:
BATH
Bath Family Health Center (Dental and Primary Care), 226 W. Morris Street, Bath

Changes to this list will be announced as applicable/available via area media and Arnot Health Facebook pages. Health on Demand, Arnot Health’s 24-hour call center and physician referral service, will also have the latest information as it becomes available. Area residents are invited to call 607-737-4499 (607-737-4100 if the former is unavailable) for more information.

It is recommended that morning patients call the office of their provider prior to leaving for their appointment on Thursday, December 27, to confirm the office’s operating hours during the storm. All office addresses and phone numbers are available on Arnot Health’s website at www.arnothealth.org.


---The Village of Mohawk Mayor James Baron has issued a snow emergency for the Village of Mohawk. All vehicles are to be off the streets by 9 PM tonight and remain off the streets until further notice. Vehicles found on the streets during the snow event will be towed at the vehicle owners expense.


----YWCA Elmira & the Twin Tiers 211 Lake Street Facility & Programs will be closing Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 5:30PM and all day, Thursday, December 27, 2012, due to the storm.


---Sayre, PA – Guthrie Clinic is opening all clinic locations this morning, Thursday, Dec. 27. Guthrie Clinic encourages patients to call ahead to their physicians’ offices if they have appointments and feel weather makes travel difficult or unsafe. Clinic physicians and staff are fully committed to providing their patients with convenient and timely access to primary and specialty care. However, they do not wish to have patients take undue risks to keep appointments.

Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on closings and cancellations at Guthrie locations.


---The Village of Frankfort has declared a snow emergency. All cars must be off village streets by 10:00pm Wednesday by order of Mayor Frank Moracco.

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