Capital Region

Up to six inches of snow expected in Capital Region’s latest winter storm

A winter weather advisory starts at 3 p.m.
A person clears off snow from their car on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs Jan. 29
A person clears off snow from their car on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs Jan. 29

SCHENECTADY – The latest snow storm in a 2019 that’s seemed filled with them is set to hit the region starting Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Slippery road conditions are also expected to impact the evening commute over much of the area, the weather service said. Slippery road conditions and poor visibility are expected.

This storm could drop up to six inches of snow in spots, while most areas are expected to see between three and five inches, the service said.

Ahead of the snowstorm, municipalities began to issue snow emergencies. Rotterdam issued a snow emergency effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday to run through noon Thursday. Vehicles parked on town roads during the emergency would be subject to ticketing and towing town said.

With the snowfall, a winter weather advisory is also out for the region starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday and running to 6 a.m. Thursday.

“After a cold and dry start to the day, clouds will increase this morning and snow looks to arrive between this afternoon and early this evening across the region,” National Weather Service Albany wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning. “The steadiest snow will occur tonight, but should end by sunrise on Thursday.”

A map provided showed forecast snow estimates at five inches from Saratoga Springs through Schenectady and Cobleskill. Gloversville and Canajoharie areas were expected to get six inches.


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