Gov Cuomo Declares State of Emergency In 7 Counties

Albany , N.Y. - Governor Cuomo has activated the National Guard as he has declared State of Emergency in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Ulster Counties due to the large winter storm that struck New York in the past 24 hours.

Areas throughout the Capital Region have seen more than 12 inches of snow, with areas in the Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Mid-Hudson Regions seeing up to eight inches in some areas.

Reduced speed limits remain in effect on a number of state-owned roadways to better protect motorists traveling during the storm. Variable Message Signs have been strategically placed on these highways, letting motorists know of the slower recommended speeds.

Advised speed limit of 45 miles per hour remains in effect on the following roads:

  • All State owned Parkways in DOT Region 8 (Hudson Valley) 
  • I-81: PA line to Syracuse
  • Route 17: Binghamton to I-84
  • I-84: Entire length
  • I-86:  from PA line to Binghamton
  • I-88: Binghamton to I-90
  • I-99: Entire length
  • I-684: Entire length
  • I-90: exit 41 to exit 24 (Albany)

While snowplows from Department of Transportation and Thruway remain out in full effect, New York State Troopers have already responded to more than 740 storm-related crashes statewide and assisted 558 disabled vehicles. No fatalities have been reported at this time.

(Photo provided by the Governor's Office)

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