Capital Region residents try to take storm in stride

March 08, 2018 04:30 AM

It was a busy morning around the Capital Region on Wednesday. The first flakes in this snowstorm were just beginning to fly. Knowing things would pick up later in the day, last-minute preparations were being made.

"I have a crew of seven. I'll have seven trucks out. We've got everything pushed back from last week and everything and now we're just waiting for the big one to come," Coeymans Highway Superintendent Scott Searles told us live during our morning news.

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"It is what it is," said Greg Schunk, taking a walk with his year old shih tzu Ginger in Kinderhook. "We've been putting up with it all winter long."

Columbia County suspended bus service for the day. The shopping shuttle only ran until noon. A representative tells NewsChannel 13 that anticipated heavy snow in the afternoon could be worse for everybody. Others were making the best of the day with walks downtown in Hudson.

"We used to go to school when it went way up to the lightbulb in Spanish Harlem New York City," said Carlos LaGura. "Snow is snow."

"Got the early morning errands done," said Betsy Cashen."Got the plans on hold for tonight and tomorrow. I just have to be flexible. But you know, we live in the northeast, it's still winter, so you get what you get."

"I still think that it's going to be a beautiful day today," said Claude Cherry, who was on his way for mid-morning coffee. "If it's not too bad, it'll be fine."

"I'm glad to see it, because I always worry about the warming temperatures and whether the snowfall melts too early," said Matt Frederick. He missed the storm last week. He was in Florida. "So, I'm glad to see it."

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, Governor Cuomo has issued a Travel Advisory that begins Wednesday, March 7 at 8 am and bans all tractor trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks, and other high profile vehicles. Click here for a list of affected roads.


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