Capital Region

Tuesday snow storm causing hazardous driving in Schenectady, across Capital Region

A Schenectady fire truck blocks State Street near Route 7 after a driver lost control and struck a pole Tuesday.
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A Schenectady fire truck blocks State Street near Route 7 after a driver lost control and struck a pole Tuesday.

SCHENECTADY – Snow Tuesday afternoon into the evening is causing slick driving conditions and authorities are urging caution.

In one case, a car lost control on State Street, near Route 7, and struck a utility pole in front of 1616 State St. The impact sheered the pole off its base. No one was hurt in the crash, but the area was to remain closed until National Grid workers could replace the pole, according to information available at the scene.

The entire region was under a winter weather advisory Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. The advisory is to continue until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Snow totals were expected between four and eight inches, with locally higher amounts across the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks, the weather service said.

Snowfall rates could hit up to one inch per hour through early evening.

Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions and reduced visibilities, the service said. The snow is expected to impact Tuesday evening’s commute and also Wednesday morning’s.

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