The snow came down fast and furious overnight. As predicted, a nor'easter dropped several inches of snow across the region.



 Unlike lake effect, this is the wet, heavy stuff – to make shoveling more difficult. There is also a layer of ice underneath it all, thanks to some freezing rain Thursday night.



 The state DOT has issued a travel ban on all empty and tandem tractor trailers for a number of highways. Those include most of Interstate 81, south of Syracuse, and parts of Route 17 and Interstate 88 across the Southern Tier.


Winter's first snowstorm has hit the Southern Tier, with snow falling in bunches overnight and into Friday morning.

Thursday night, there were plenty of accidents across the area as the snow picked up, making for a tough evening commute. At one point, exits 56-58 were closed on Interstate 86. Many people ended up getting stuck.

For many in the Southern Tier, this early taste of winter is nothing new.  Last winter, Binghamton received more than 130 inches of snow.