The Corning Lions Club tells 18 News late Monday night the choice to cancel fireworks was made out of concern for safety.
They say there was an “extreme fire hazard” due to wind and dry grass.
Corning Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary all worked to inform visitors of the cancelation.
At this time, “there is no reschedule date set.”
With no rain in the forecast in the Southern Tier, Corning 4th of July fireworks are canceled Monday night due to concerns over the dry conditions.
Corning Fire Department confirms to 18 News the cancelation was made due to dryness as well as the direction of the wind — and concerns of fireworks drifting towards and over the city.
All other activities went on as scheduled, but one family says they got to Corning before they heard the news of the cancelation.
“We showed up here to have a picnic and watch some fireworks,” said Jerry Karns of Bath, N.Y.
“We got the picnic in — no fireworks. I understand why its canceled, obviously its dry but it stinks that they didn’t tell us a little earlier…ya know its been dry for two weeks.”
No word yet if the fireworks will be rescheduled at a later date.
We’ll pass that information along as soon as it becomes available.
The Corning fireworks show scheduled for 9:45 p.m. over the Chemung River have been canceled due to weather.
All other July 4th activities will still proceed as planned.
Corning’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include concerts at 7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.