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Gov. Cuomo Warns Storm Could Cause Road Closures In NY

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UPDATE :http://wamc.org/post/wicked-winter-storm-expected-blow-itself-out-later-today

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning travelers to be wary of the winter storms passing through the region, and that the weather could be severe enough to close roads.

The governor said that two storms, one that could pass through upstate new York along the 1-90 corridor, and another that could pass through the greater New York city region across Long Island, could drop several inches of snow, making travel difficult.

Governor Cuomo spoke on a conference call with members of the media Wednesday evening.

"We want people to be aware that if the storm continues on this trajectory with this severity, there is the very real possiblity of road closings tomorrow,"  said Cuomo.

The Governor warned of possible closings affecting the Long Island expressway, the Long Island parkways, the  Westchester area, Interstate 84, and Interstate 684.

The governor urged New Yorkers to prepare for the storm, and to check-in on neighbors and those who may be vulnerable.

The storm could bring up to a foot of snow for parts of New York and New England. Overnight low temperature below zero could also occur.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Fulton, NY,
Montgomery, NY, Saratoga, NY, Washington, NY, Schoharie, NY, Schenectady, NY,
Albany, NY, Rensselaer, NY, Greene, NY, Columbia, NY, and Warren, NY beginning
at 4:55 pm and ending at 10:55 pm

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.