Winter storm barrels down on Capital Region

March 07, 2018 10:46 AM

A major winter storm is impacting the Capital Region.

The Capital Region is expected to get 8-14 inches of snow with more expected in the Berkshires and southern Vermont. The system is expected to wind down on Thursday.  Stay on top of the storm by downloading our free First Warning Weather app, available on both Android and iOS devices.

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Snow emergencies have already been declared in some locales. The weather has caused many schools to close or close early on Wednesday.

Road conditions are expected to become treacherous in many spots as the day progresses on Wednesday. Drivers are urged to use caution if they have to go out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put some travel restrictions in place ahead of the storm. Columbia County Public Transportation has canceled bus runs to Albany and back on Wednesday.

Travelers coming or going from Albany International Airport are urged to check the status of their flight as the storm has caused 25 flight delays and cancellations locally. Nationwide, thousands of flight delays and cancellations have been reported as of 9 a.m.

Amtrak is also experiencing service interruptions. Riders can check for delays here. 

Heavy snowfall could lead to power outages. Check the status on any potential outages below:

National Grid  || NYSEG || Green Mountain Power || Eversource || CenHud

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WNYT Staff

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