4:45 P.M. UPDATE: According to Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, the county's travel ban has been lifted, and replaced with a travel advisory as crews continue its emergency response.

Broome County Director of Emergency Services, Patrick Dewing advises WNBF News that a Travel Ban is being issued for roads throughout the county due to the weather conditions.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Motorists are advised to stay off the roads until further notice unless they are deemed essential services or travel is necessary in an emergency.

Dewing adds all Broome County Government buildings are closed April 19 due to the hazardous conditions.

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The Emergency Services Department head adds the county communications center had over 1,200 downed utility line reports lined up as of 6 a.m. That incudes cable lines in addition to electric lines that are being addressed by crews from New York State Electric and Gas.

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