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NYSDOT advises to avoid travel Friday ahead of upcoming storm

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Preparations are underway at the Department of Transportation ahead of this week’s storm.

Scott Cook, public relations specialist for the New York State Department of Transportation’s District 9, said it might be best to avoid the roads later this week due to the mix of snow, rain and flash freeze risks.

Cook said he and his team check drainage structures to make sure they are clear to mitigate flooding. determine the best time to start

“I think of New York as an elite snow combat force and an elite weather combat force. “With this type of event, a quick freeze is looming, but we are ready. I guess.”

He said Friday would be a tough day to go out, so people should make plans to postpone holiday shopping and errands on Friday.

However, if you do need to travel, Cook says allow enough travel time to drive slowly so you can reach your destination safely.