BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- People across our region continue to dig out following one of the biggest winter storms in recent memory.
Broome county residents woke up to several inches of snow and found their cars and driveways buried.
"This certainly had a large volume of snow but at the same time it fell over many hours so the rate of snowfall was manageable for the public works departments," said Mike Ponticello, Broome County Director of Emergency Services.
As the snow piled on, crews at the 911 dispatch center were working around the clock.
"They work very long shifts, they're very professional, they get the job done, so it's really important to have the people right behind me because they're the ones that bring the help to you," said Jason Garnar, (D) Broome County Executive.
Emergency services director Mike Ponticello says the number of crashes were actually down.
Just 15 calls related to potential injuries, with 21 related to property damage and 16 due to disabled vehicles.
He's linking that to a number of warnings.
"A combination of good messaging between our media partners and the National Weather Service and then also that it occurred overnight on a holiday weekend helped that there just wasn’t a lot of people out on the road which was good for this event," said Ponticello.
Crews in Broome County are tasked with plowing 325 miles of roadways. That’s equivalent to more than 100 streets.
Ponticello says if you are out and about, be sure to give plows plenty of room.
"They have an important job to do to push snow and some of that may come back and hit the car so make sure you stay far enough away so they can do their job safely," said Ponticello.
"They have an important job to do to push snow and some of that may come back and hit the car so make sure you stay far enough away so they can do their job safely."
Most of the harsh weather is expected to be gone by Tuesday.
Along with local crews, Nearly 300 National Guard members have been deployed to our region.