The Capital Region saw a small accumulation of light and fluffy snow Monday night, but a much stronger storm is slamming major travel hubs across the Northeast and that's impacting travel locally.
The Department of Transportation has been in snow mode since Sunday.
The strong coastal storm barreling toward New York City and Boston is also expected to dump heavy snow on upstate New York, with the greatest accumulation in the lower Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a storm-related travel ban will go into effect on all roads in 13 counties including New York City and Long Island at 11 p.m., along with a shutdown of the city's subway system and commuter rails.
The Albany International Airport says they plan to remain open and operating during the storm. A couple of New York City flights have already been diverted to the Capital Region.
Stay home! That's what some officials are asking commuters to do as a massive snowstorm threatens the New York City area with up to three feet of snow.
The ice melt and rock salt were in high demand Monday, as people try to get rid of the ice before the snow comes. Business was good at Allerdice Ace Monday afternoon. Customers were grabbing up shovels, rock salt and ice melt.
Troy was getting ready on Monday to implement its new snow emergency procedures. It’s hoped these plans will ease the growing frustrations of residents about the snow removal process.
This week’s snowstorm is coming at a bad time for students taking Regents exams. However, the state is offering some leeway for any schools that have to cancel them due to the storm.
The storm is forcing Amtrak to suspend several trains. Amtrak is suspending service in the New York City, Boston, and Albany areas on Tuesday.