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Winter storm whallops eastern NY and Vermont

Up to 16 inches of new snow are in store for large parts of the region through Thursday and into Friday morning. Most schools are closed in NY's Capital region, Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

In Vermont, Thursday night could see accumulations of 1 to 2 inches per hour. The Weather Service says the storm will make travel hazardous.

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Eastern NY in line for heavy snow, up to 16 inches

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Eastern New York is in line for some heavy snow, with the National Weather Service warning of 8 to 16 inches accumulating by Friday morning and near white-out conditions at time.

The weather service says the storm is expected to hit late Thursday morning and continue into Friday morning, with snowfall rates possibly exceeding 3 inches per hour Thursday night.

A winter storm warning is in effect from Schoharie through Warren counties, with the heaviest snow around the Albany area and Schoharie Valley.

The mid-Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills are also under a storm warning with 10 to 20 inches predicted. The higher amounts are most likely in the mountains.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for central New York and the Finger Lakes, where 2 to 5 inches is forecast.

 

Schools in eastern NY close, plan early dismissal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Most schools in eastern New York will be closing early or have called off classes altogether because of the storm that's expected to dump as much as 16 inches of snow by the time it ends Friday.

Many schools in the Albany area began announcing Wednesday that they would be letting students go home early on Thursday, with all after-school activities postponed. Most schools in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Dutchess counties are closed Thursday as forecasters predict more than a foot of snow will fall in the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley, with poor visibility likely on local roads.

Conditions are expected to worsen later Thursday, with snow falling into Friday morning.

 

Vt. could get up to 16 inches of snow

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The National Weather Service says the winter storm forecast to hit Vermont could dump up to 16 inches of snow on parts of the state.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday through 1 p.m. Friday.

The heaviest snowfall is expected Thursday night and could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour.

The Weather Service says the storm will make travel hazardous.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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