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Backyards will get a workout as winter brings yet another snow day for students. Photo: John Stanford
Backyards will get a workout as winter brings yet another snow day for students. Photo: John Stanford

Winter storm triggers closings, state of emergency

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The latest winter storm has dumped up to 20 inches of snow on a broad swath of eastern New York.

Schools are closed across much of the North Country, the Hudson Valley and the Albany area.

The storm began Thursday morning. Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency yesterday afternoon.

"The storm has brought a mix of everything," the governor said, "We have snow, we have sleet, we have rain, we have ice."

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The snow gained intensity early this morning.

The National Weather Service says snowfall totals range from 8 inches near Binghamton to 20 inches in Greene County — south of Albany.

18 inches in Hebroin, in Washington County. Lake Luzerne reports 12 inches, 5 and a half in Warrensburg.

Much of the mid-Hudson Valley as received a foot or more of snow, with a few more inches forecast for the weekend.

Many schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are closed today while the region starts to dig out.

In Vermont, officials have delayed the opening of non-essential state offices until 9 a.m.

The snowstorm has caused the Vermont Foodbank to cancel food deliveries in parts of the state.

Friday's deliveries were canceled for St. Albans, East Fairfield, and Richford. They were rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20.

Deliveries also were canceled for St. Johnsbury and Gilman. They were rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 21.

The federally funded food program assists low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, children, and the elderly.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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