Exploratory drilling may soon begin at the site of the Central New York Regional Welcoming Center on South Street in the city of Auburn.
Drilling was supposed to begin Thursday and continue into Friday, said Jennifer Haines, director of planning and economic development for the city. It did not appear that drilling had begun on Thursday, she said, but she expected it to take place soon. Parts of the parking lot across from the Auburn YMCA at 25 South St. may be closed during that time, she added. It is expected to take a day or two.