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Snow emergencies, advisories and updates from throughout the region

Snow emergencies, advisories and updates from throughout the region

Snow emergencies, advisories and updates from throughout the region
People walk around shopping in the snow weather on Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Sunday
Photographer: Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer

A sampling of snow emergencies and advisories from around the region:

National Weather Service Albany Updated: 11:30 a.m.: Snowfall totals around the region hit the double digits, with a 9:30 a.m. report recording 20-plus inches of snow at three locations, one each in Clifton Park, Malta and East Glenville and snow was still falling.

Albany International Airport Updated 11:20 a.m.: As of 9:22 a.m. Monday, the airport had recorded 14.5 inches of snow and the airport was planning for 20 total inches. Airlines reported 10 departing flights had been canceled and 12 others had been delayed. Travelers are advised to monitor their flights on airline sites or at flyalbany.com

New York State - Updated 11:27 a.m.: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency has been declared for seven counties, including Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga. 300 members of the National Guard have also been deployed to assist in snow removal and cleanup. Non-essential state employees were directed to stay home. "Our state is no stranger to this type of extreme winter weather and these additional measures will be critical in our efforts to keep all New Yorkers safe throughout the remainder of this storm," Cuomo said in a statement.

National Grid - Updated 11:30 a.m.: National Grid reported no widespread outages as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. Line, service and tree workers were ready to respond, if needed. "We want to ensure you are prepared, too. It is a good idea to keep flashlights and extra batteries at home and to keep mobile devices fully charged so you can stay connected in the event of an outage," the utility wrote on Facebook.

Schenectady County

National Weather Service: Snowfall totals hit the double digits, including a 20.7-inch report from East Glenville and 18 in Schenectady, the service said at 9:22 a.m.

Schenectady: Residents are asked to follow all city parking regulations, including a ban on parking on priority streets after three inches of snow. Any vehicles in violation are subject to tow. Schenectady City Hall is closed Monday. "Be safe tonight!" police write on Facebook Sunday. 

Glenville: Snow emergency declared. The emergency began at noon Sunday and is to run through 9 a.m. Tuesday. No on-street parking is allowed during the emergency and no overnight on-street parking is allowed in the winter. "The winter storm is expected to create hazardous road conditions and the town urges that residents refrain from any unnecessary travel," officials write in a notice.

Rotterdam: Snow emergency declared effective at midnight Sunday night. The emergency  is to continue until midnight Tuesday. No parking will be allowed on any town roadways during the snow emergency. Vehicles found in violation will be ticketed and towed, town highway superintendent said.

Saratoga County

National Weather Service: Snowfall totals hit 20 inches in Malta and near Clifton Park Center as the snow continued to fall,

Clifton Park: Standard parking restrictions are in effect. No parking is allowed on town roadways during the storm and for a time afterward. "The men and women of the Town Highway Department have been working hard ahead of time to prepare for this storm and are ready to clear our roads but they need your help," the town wrote on its site.

Halfmoon: The town's Memorial Tree Lighting that had been scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday was canceled and is to be rescheduled, the town wrote on Facebook.

Ballston Spa: Trees for Troops at Ellms Christmas Trees has been postponed due to the weather, from Monday, until Dec. 9.

Albany County:

National Weather Service: Snowfall totals hit 20 inches in Latham and 16.3 elsewhere, as the snow continued to fall after 9 a.m.

Colonie: The town is asking all town residents to avoid unnecessary travel

Albany: City officials worked to prepare for the storm and held a press conference to outline what they're doing. Mayor Kathy Sheehan also spoke to The Weather Channel, which was reporting from Albany. "Led by our Department of General Services, more than 50 pieces of equipment are clearing more than 350 lane miles across #Albany," Sheehan wrote on Facebook.

Montgomery County

National Weather Service: Amsterdam recorded 15.8 inches  as of just after 7 a.m.

Sheriff's Office: "Please be prepared, plan ahead and avoid any unnecessary travel!" the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook.

Amsterdam: Snow emergency declared. The emergency begins at 9 p.m. Sunday and bans parking on city streets. Parking is offered in city parking lots. A list of lots is available on the city Facebook page.

Fulton County

National Weather Service: Broadalbin recorded 14 inches  as of 7:17 a.m.

Sheriff's Office: The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to limit travel to only that which is necessary. Roads turned bad and quickly, the department wrote on Facebook. Plows are out, but roads remain slippery and unsafe in many places. Law enforcement, fire and EMS have responded to numerous accidents.

Johnstown: Winter parking ban in effect. The ban went into effect Sunday and runs through April 1. The ban bars parking on city streets between midnight and 6 a.m. Vehicles left on city streets during those hours will be ticketed and removed so streets can be cleaned, the city police department wrote on Facebook.

Broadalbin: The Village of Broadalbin's Holiday Parade, originally scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Dec. 9, the village clerk said. Monday garbage collection has been moved to Tuesday, weather permitting 

Schoharie County: 

National Weather Service: Jefferson recorded 7.5 inches as of 8:15 a.m.

Cobleskill: The Cobleskill Fire Department was among several departments in the area reminding residents to help clear snow from around fire hydrants. Snow and ice should be removed at least three feet around the hydrants to allow firefighters quick access, the department posted to Facebook.

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