Tuesday’s evening commute will be nasty in much of the region as a snowstorm moves into the Northeast, a storm that has prompted many school districts to announce early dismissal for Tuesday.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday, and parts of the Glens Falls region will see up to 15 inches of accumulation by the time it wraps up. Areas to the north and west will likely see more, and sleet could mix with snow early Wednesday.
The following communities are under snow emergencies:
- The city of Glens Falls has issued a snow emergency starting at 8 p.m., and it will expire at 7 a.m. Wednesday. During the snow emergency, on-street parking is prohibited and motorists are urged to staff off the streets.
- The city of Saratoga Springs has also declared a snow emergency, which is in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday. The city requires vehicles be moved every 12 hours during the emergency to allow for snow removal.
- The village of Lake George declared a snow emergency until 2 p.m. Wednesday. The order bans parking on village streets.
- The village of Whitehall has issued a snow emergency until 7 a.m. Thursday. No vehicles will be permitted to park on any public street throughout the duration of the snow emergency — vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense. Parking is available in the public parking lot on Main Street.
- Crandall Public Library is planning to reopen at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
In sports, the Glens Falls vs. South Glens Falls boys basketball game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m.
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The girls varsity basketball game between Granville and Poultney, Vermont, has also been rescheduled for Friday at 6 p.m.
Many other high school sports events had already been moved from Tuesday to Monday in anticipation of the weather.
Schools across the region dismissed early on Tuesday, and several businesses and community centers have closed for the remainder of the day.
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