Snow snarls traffic, closes schools in eastern NY

Posted at: 01/16/2013 9:27 AM
Updated at: 01/16/2013 10:27 AM
By: AP

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Snowy road conditions are making for a slow morning commute in the Albany area, where some schools have called off classes or delayed their start by two hours.

The snow that began falling early Wednesday morning has made roads and highways slick, causing southbound traffic backups on the  Northway.

Several school districts in Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties have canceled classes for the day or delayed opening until later Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service says much of eastern New York will get 1 to 3 inches of snow. A wind advisory has been issued for western New York until 6 p.m. Wednesday, with winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting to 50 mph.

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