A big late winter snowstorm has dumped around 10 inches of snow on the immediate Capital Region, and more is on the way.
In fact, forecasters have said parts of the Catskills and the Schoharie Valley could get close to three feet before the storm winds down later this afternoon.
"The snow is coming down hard," said WGY AccuWeather meteorologist Heather Zehr. "Accumulations around 6 to 10 inches across most of the area. But, as you get into some of the higher elevations, you're going to start looking for some areas getting around 18 inches or close to two feet of snow."
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for most of the region.
By mid-morning, National Grid was reporting well over 10,000 power outages because of the storm.
"Most of the outages we're seeing are from tree branches coming down on the lines," Said National Grid spokesman Nate Stone. 'Our crews are out there right now, isolating the problems.
The storm has also impacted operations at Albany Int'l Airport. Here is a statement from Public Affairs Director Doug Myers:
Cape Air has canceled all arrivals and departures to and from Boston and Ogdensburg for March 2, 2018.
The Airport Snow Team was activated shortly after midnight. Heavy snow continues to fall at 9:00 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. Airport Operations reported the storm had dropped over eight inches of snow at Albany International Airport.
Substantial aircraft deicing operations have been underway since 5:00 a.m. today.
Other cancellations include:
American Airlines 5446 Washington
Delta Air Lines 2401 Atlanta
American Airlines 5107 Washington
American Airlines 4929 Philadelphia
United Airlines 4954 Newark
American Airlines 4735 Philadelphia
Snow emergencies are also in effect in Waterford and Scotia.
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