Capital Region digs out from winter's chilly blanket

January 18, 2018 05:57 AM

PITTSFIELD, MA - The winter storm that’s been impacting the Capital Region since Tuesday wound down Wednesday afternoon. The snowy weather caused hundreds of schools to either close or be delayed on Wednesday morning.

One school counselor took full advantage by using her special spiked-running snowshoes to get in a morning run around her snowy, hilly neigborhood.

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"It's been too cold to run," said Kelly Heck.

Before the sun came up, the big snow plows were on the major roads and then worked to get to the smaller ones. As the sign said: "Ice & Snow, Take it Slow." And many fired up their snow blowers and shovels to clear things out.

"Trying to earn a few bucks, absolutely," said Chuck Wixsom, a contractor. "Trying to make the sidewalks safe for everybody and, you know, do what we got to do to keep it clean."

"Got to get to work, no matter what," said Kathleen Carey, a veterinarian. "I think I should have been a little more worried. I didn't realize we were getting this much."

"I'm ready for spring, I'm sure we all are as well," said Wixom.

Meteorologist Neal Estano reports on the snow from Clifton Park

Stay up to date with the storm with our free First Warning Weather app. You'll have access to our First Warning Forecast wherever you go. You can also track the snow with our interactive radar.

If you have a flight at the Albany International Airport, check to see if the weather is impacting your arrival or departure.

You can see if the snow is affecting afterschool events by clicking here.

Some relief is expected following the storm as highs are forecasted to get into the 40s this weekend.


WNYT Staff

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