NEWSChannel 2 Text Alerts

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0.  Boilermaker Road Race - get informational updates from the race.
1.  Breaking News
- be alerted when news breaks in Central New York and around the nation.
2.  Road Closings & Travel - be notified when roads close or travel advisories are posted in your area.
3.  Severe Weather - be notified when there is severe weather in our area.
4.  Daily Weather Forecast - get the NEWSChannel 2 forecast sent to your phone at 7:00 a.m. every day.
5.  School Closings - find out if your school district is closed or delayed.
6.  High School Sports Scores - get football, basketball, hockey scores and more on your favorite local teams.

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0 - Boilermaker Road Race

1 - Breaking News Alerts

2 - Road Closings & Travel Alerts

3 - Severe Weather Alerts

4 - Daily Weather Forecast

5a - School Closings/Oneida County

5b - School Closings/Herkimer County

5c - School Closings/Otsego County

5d - School Closings/Madison County

5e - School Closings/Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery

5f - School Closings/Lewis County

5g - School Closings/College

6a - High School Sports Scores/Oneida County

6b - High School Sports Scores/Herkimer County

6c - High School Sports Scores/Otsego County

6d - High School Sports Scores/Madison County

7 - Go The Distance
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