Late-winter storm causes hazardous conditions

CHENANGO COUNTY – Late-season winter weather hit the area overnight, dropping several inches of wet, heavy snow and causing school closings and traffic delays in the area.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a winter weather advisory for Chenango and the surrounding counties from 8 p.m. Thursday night through noon today.

The mixture of snow and sleet will taper off by mid-morning, with snow flurries possible this afternoon. According to Norwich Emergency Management Officer A. Wesley Jones, as of 8 a.m., accumulations in Norwich had reached approximately four inches. Accumulations in the higher elevations were greater.

At 9:15 a.m., a tree fire was reported on Thompson Road in the Town of Norwich as a result of a downed power line. No further information was available by presstime.

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