Capital Region

Weather Update: Snow getting underway in region, Schenectady County, moving north

Steve Kent skis through Times Square during a snowstorm Monday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Steve Kent skis through Times Square during a snowstorm Monday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

ALBANY – Snow that is working its way up through the East Coast is expected to reach the Schenectady County and the Capital Region late Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service mid-day indicated the latest forecast had the Capital Region and  Mohawk Valley seeing 6 to 10 inches of snow, with the Schoharie Valley and northern mid Hudson Valley expected to see 8 to 16 inches.

Heavy snow is expected with the storm and a winter storm warning has been issued for the region through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Only northern Saratoga County remained in a winter weather advisory as between 4 to 8 inches were expected there.

Multiple municipalities have declared snow emergencies starting Monday evening, including Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs and Rotterdam, governing parking on streets.

Schools have also started altering plans. Schenectady City Schools announced Monday that all in-person instruction would move remote for Tuesday and all after-school activities were canceled Monday and Tuesday.

Travel could be difficult to impossible during the storm, the service warned. Hazardous conditions are expected to impact the Monday evening commute.

Lingering snow could impact Tuesday morning. Snowfall rates of an inch an hour are possible into Tuesday morning, the service said.

“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the service’s warning reads.

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