Trees & Power Lines Down in Latest Round of Twin Tiers Storms
Broome County Emergency Services officials report no new washouts due to heavy rain overnight July 13-14 but a portion of Route 17 west near Vestal was shut down for an hour early in the morning after a tree came down across the road west of Exit 67.
A civilian with a chain saw helped remove the obstruction that was reported at around 3:40 a.m. July 14 across from the Vestal Elks Club lodge. At least one lane of travel was restored at about 4:30 a.m. with the rest of the lanes reopened a short time later.
Tioga County reported numerous trees and limbs down overnight but those had been cleared up before 4 a.m. July 14.
New York State Electric and Gas was working on restoring power to thousands of customers, mainly in the Spencer area but also in Cortland, Chenango and Broome Counties.
The utility reported over 2,600 customers in Tioga County without power at 3 a.m. with that number dropping substantially in the course of an hour or so to only a couple hundred. NYSEG also was working in the Town of Binghamton, Vestal and Endicott as well and Marathon and Cincinnatus in Cortland County and Greene and Chenango Forks in Chenango County.
The July 13 free Broome Bands Together concert had to be postponed. It is rescheduled for August 24.
The American Red Cross this week opened a shelter for flood-displaced residents. The shelter is located in the Rec Center within the St. Mary's Complex at 152-156 Hawley Street, Binghamton.
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