New Yorkers are urged to prepare for hazardous winter weather and to use caution traveling on Wednesday, especially during the morning and evening commutes. The snow, which will be heavy at times, will impact most of the state throughout the day. This storm will bring a wintery mix to New York City and Long Island with new snow accumulation of under two inches. Higher amounts are expected across upstate New York, with 8 to 12 inches of snow expected in the Capital District, the Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and the Southern Tier. The Finger Lakes Region is forecast to receive 6 to 10 inches of snow, and the Mid-Hudson Region is expected to receive 4 to 7 inches of snow before the storm tapers off.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Advisories, Watches and Warnings for most of the state through Wednesday night.
"New Yorkers across the state should be prepared in advance for heavy snow that is currently forecast to hit parts of upstate the hardest," Governor Cuomo said. "We are taking action, readying equipment and will be deploying resources in advance of the storm to ensure we are keeping roads open and our citizens safe. I ask all New Yorkers to stay informed, monitor your local weather forecast and if you must be on the road, give yourself extra time."
At the Governor's direction, the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, State Police, the Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority have already begun to plan accordingly for weather conditions.
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Source: Press Office, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo