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Round-up: Winter storm blankets NY, VT, Ontario

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Cuomo activated the NY State Emergency Operation Center as snowfall ranging from 6-20 inches heads for various areas of the state. The storm has prompted hundreds of school closings across upstate.

Central and Southern Vermont can expect 6-12 inches of snow, with the heaviest coming during the midday hours. Southern Ontario can expect 15 centimeters and more in some regions. Heavy snow has slowed morning commutes from Windsor all the way to Kingston.

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Weather closes hundreds of schools in upstate NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Hundreds of schools across upstate New York are closed and authorities are advising against any unnecessary travel as a snow storm moves across the region.

Schools from the Finger Lakes to the Adirondacks and the Hudson Valley have called off classes Wednesday, while a few others are delaying their start by two hours.

Morning commuters are traveling at reduced speeds while navigating snow-covered roads and highways, while Interstate 84 between the Pennsylvania and Connecticut borders is closed to tandem tractor-trailers.

Gov. Andrew activated the state Emergency Operation Center Tuesday night to monitor the storm, and he's asking people to avoid unnecessary travel.

The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall totals of six to 16 inches by the time the storm ends Wednesday night.


Upstate NY braces for another round of snow, cold

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for much of upstate New York, where forecasters are predicting more than 20 inches of snow could fall in some areas by late Wednesday.

Most of the warnings start late Tuesday night and last into Wednesday night. The weather service says snowfall totals are likely to range from about 10 inches in the Buffalo area to 20 inches or more in parts of the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley.

At midnight, tandem trailer trucks were banned from traveling on I-84 in New York from the Pennsylvania line to the Connecticut line.

Forecasters say temperatures will plunge to the teens or single digits in most upstate areas by the time the storm moves out of the region late Wednesday night.


Storm to dump 6-12 in central, southern Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A winter storm heading to New England is expected to dump 6 to 12 inches in parts of Vermont, which has missed out on some of the Northeast's recent snowstorms.

Snow will start falling early Wednesday morning with the heaviest snowfall through midday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm with forecasts for 4 to 8 inches in northern Vermont, including Burlington, and 6 to 12 inches in central and southern parts of the state. An inch of snow an hour is expected during the middle of the day.

The weather service says the storm could cause difficult driving conditions and reduced visibility.


Heavy snow fouls morning commutes in Ontario

ONTARIO Commuters across southern Ontario are being advised to drive with caution this morning. Environment Canada says most regions from Windsor to Toronto to Kingston will likely have received several centimetres of snow by the morning rush hour.

Accumulation of up to 15 centimetres is likely from Windsor to Toronto into eastern Ontario, while portions of the Golden Horseshoe are expected to get more than that. The heaviest snow is expected to fall this morning, resulting in accumulating snow and reduced visibility. (The Canadian Press)


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