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Slippery roads cause school closings, delays

Slippery roads cause school closings, delays

Several accidents reported as snow continues to fall this morning in the Capital Region. Much colder

A host of area school districts are closed as snow continues to fall this morning in the Capital Region, making roads slippery in many areas.

Among the school districts closed today are Albany Academy (boys and girls), the Academy of Holy Names, Averill Park, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Duanesburg, Gilboa-Conesville, Guilderland and Schalmont.

Among those with a 2-hour delay are Jefferson, Mohonasen, North and South Colonie, Schoharie, Scotia-Glenville, Albany and Waterford-Halfmoon.

A number of minor accidents have been reported along the Thruway, I-787, I-90 and other well-traveled routes.

In Malta in Saratoga County, Route 67 eastbound from Route 9 to the Northway was closed because of a crash this morning and is expected to be closed for another hour, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A crash between Exits 2 and 3 eastbound on I-90 reopened at 9:10 a.m. after causing delays.

A crash at Exit 7E on I-787 southbound was reopened at 8:40 a.m. after also causing a slowdown.

Snow is expected to continue until around 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Total daytime accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible.

Tonight it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

On Thursday there is a slight chance of snow showers between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

It turns much colder Thursday night with a low of around 6 degrees and wind chill values as low as -2.

Friday's forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high near 24.

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