The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire region, with more than a foot of snow likely in some parts of the area by Thursday morning.

courtesy NWS Albany

The warning is in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday. The weather service forecast calls for 8 to 12 inches in the Glens Falls area, with higher terrain likely getting more. Snow is expected to be heaviest during the late morning and early afternoon.

Several schools announced closures Tuesday evening in anticipation for the winter storm.


A snow emergency has been issued in the city of Glens Falls from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday to allow the cleanup of streets. All on-street parking is banned and residents are encouraged to keep travel on city streets to a minimum.

The village of Whitehall also declared a snow emergency, starting at midnight Wednesday. The emergency will run through 1 p.m. Friday. During the emergency, there is no parking on any village street and no unnecessary travel on local roads. After Friday, the normal no-parking ban from midnight to 6 a.m. goes back into effect.

Due to the predicted storm, the Queensbury Town Board workshop scheduled for Wednesday evening has been canceled. Another workshop is scheduled for Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the supervisor’s conference room.

Also, the monthly Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Women in Business meeting planned for Wednesday morning has been canceled due to the forecast.

Hudson Headwaters health centers announced Tuesday that they will adjust hours of operation because of the storm.

All health centers will be open Wednesday morning at the regular times, but they will close at noon. Scheduled rounds at nursing homes, as well as home visits and dental and specialty services, will not be offered after noon on Wednesday.

Contingent on staffing, Hudson Headwaters officials said they hope to keep urgent care at the Warrensburg Health Center and at the Health Center at Broad Street in Glens Falls open until 5 p.m. Wednesday. At the two sites, primary care will be open until noon.

Hudson Headwaters inpatient services will function as usual.

As for the remainder of the week, cold weather will remain in place, with a warmup during the weekend leading to a possible rain/ice storm on Sunday.

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