Much of Capital Region shuts down due to snow

The Capital Region continues to be gripped by a late season nor’easter, which has knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers.

The snow made for a messy Tuesday on the roads. However, there was a lot less traffic due to numerous closings.

Our newsroom had received around 600 school and business closings and delays by around noon on Tuesday. All Capital District YMCA locations are also closed.

States of emergencies were declared in parts of the Capital Region – including Albany and Rensselaer counties.

Gov. Kathy Hochul also declared a state of emergency for all of NY state.

Several Capital Region communities have declared a snow emergency.

Many county level courts went virtual on Tuesday.

If you’re planning to go shopping, you may be out of luck. Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center are pretty much closed for the day. However, they say some individual businesses may still be open.

We’re also getting in reports of downed trees and power lines in the Capital Region. If you come across one, remember not to touch it and to call the power company or police.

If you lose power, please be sure to call your power company so they are aware.

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