A one-two punch from Mother Nature

March 06, 2018 11:36 PM

ALBANY - There's no avoiding it. What we're seeing happening in the Midwest will impact the Capital Region. And it doesn't look pretty.

Even before the next storm arrives, thousands of New York State residents are still in the dark, having lost power after last Friday's Nor'easter.

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"Now we're going from what is inconvenient into what can be a very dangerous situation," said George Latimer, the Westchester County Executive.

The winter storm warning stretches from Pennsylvania into New England with some areas bracing for more than a foot of additional snow. 

There are preparations underway on the coast of Massachusetts where crews are moving large boulders into place to bolster a collapsed seawall.

Inland, the concern is that heavy, wet snow already on the ground, along with high winds could bring down power lines and trees.

In advance of the storm, Amtrak has already canceled eight (8) trains along their Empire Service for Wednesday. Hundreds of passengers were fortunate to be able to get out of Rensselaer Station Tuesday night ahead of the storm.

At Albany International Airport, departures and arrivals were on time Tuesday night. Things are likely to be much different on Wednesday. If you have a flight scheduled, you should contact your airline.

At Capital Region hardware stores, rock salt was a hot commodity Tuesday.

Customers with reservations on Amtrak trains that are being modified will be contacted and accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. For customers looking to change reservations for Wednesday, Amtrak says they will waive the change fee. (customers must contact the reservation center at 1-800-USA-RAIL).


Dan Levy

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