GOVERNOR CUOMO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY BEGINNING AT MIDNIGHT ACROSS NEW YORK
Governor Directs Non-Essential State Employees Impacted by Storm to Stay Home on Tuesday Commuters Encouraged to Stay Home Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings to Go into Effect Monday Evening with 20 to 24 Inches of Snow Expected in the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, Lower Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island Blizzard Conditions Possible with 10-20 Inches of Snow Expected to Cover Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York – Highest Accumulations Expected South and East of Capital Region with Up to 24 Inches Governor Warns Motorists – Especially Tractor Trailers – to Be Prepared for Road Closures At Governor’s Direction, State Stockpile Resources – Including Sandbags, Generators and Pumps –Deployed Across New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds. The Governor also directed non-essential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.
The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in the south and east of the Capital Region, the Mohawk Valley, and the Mid-Hudson Valley region where 20 to 24 inches of snow is expected from late Monday night through late Tuesday night and will taper off on Wednesday. Peak snowfall will fall on Tuesday during the daylight hours and in these areas, the bulk of the snowfall will from between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Travel will be extremely dangerous from high rates of blowing and drifting snow.