The Capital Region got it’s the first round of winter storms yesterday at 2pm. Now today we are being hit with another round which will add an additional 3-6 inches in some places which will give some folks over 2 feet of snow.

Almost every school district is closed, making announcements as early as Sunday afternoon. If you don’t have to be on the roads today, stay home! A foot or more has fallen across much of the region and what most people don’t realize is that this storm is not ending anytime soon.

Albany has initiated a snow emergency :

Please be advised the City of Albany has issued a SNOW EMERGENCY that will begin on Tuesday, December 3, at 8:00 p.m. At that time, all normal parking rules and regulations are temporarily suspended.

During the first 24 hours of the snow emergency, beginning Tuesday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m., all vehicles must be parked on the even-numbered side of the street.
Beginning Wednesday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m., all vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street for the next 24-hour period.

Vehicles may begin to park on the odd-numbered side of the street beginning Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in order to comply with the second 24-hour restricted parking period. If you are parked on the wrong side of the street during the snow emergency, your vehicle will be ticketed and may be towed. Get more details here.

In my neighborhood, the kids are loving their snow day and they are out and about first thing this morning playing in the piles of piles of snow. It’s too cold for me to venture out there, but it’s a beautiful sight to see it fall. Message to all, don’t drive if you don’t have to. The snowstorm is supposed to end Monday night, stay warm and safe folks!

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