New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been monitoring Juno's progress throughout the day: he declared a state of emergency for all downstate counties throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Juno joins a list of blizzards and “superstorms” characterized as “unprecedented, ““crippling, “ and “historic. “ Forecasts are calling for a combination of high winds and powdery snow.
Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are preparing for two feet of snow to fall on the city, at times rapidly, and caution cleanup could take several days.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, following a mid-morning briefing with public safety, public health, DPW, transportation, and power company officials, urged people to stay indoors during Tuesday morning, the time when the storm is expected to be at its most fierce.
"Stay off the roads," said Sarno. " Be home, be safe with your family, and make sure you check on your neighbors."
Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski speaks to the media about a "draft plan" that he said emerged from problem solving workshops on Cathedral High School. He said the details of the plan will be revealed by mid-February
The Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts said a draft plan has emerged on the fate of the city’s only Catholic high school that was wrecked in the June 2011 tornado.
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said details of the plan concerning the future of Cathedral High School will not be disclosed until mid-February to allow him time to fulfill his due diligence. The plan emerged during private meetings Rozanski had last weekend with Cathedral High alumnae, parents, neighbors and other stakeholders.
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With up to two feet of snow predicted for the Hudson Valley, county and state personnel are on high alert and readying their forces.
On-and-off flurries began in portions of the Hudson Valley before 9 this morning while light snow came into view about an hour later. The message from local officials is the same. Get home before dark and get off the roads ahead of the evening commute. Vasil Koleci with the National Weather Service says to expect light snow today.
Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Dean Limeri. He’s a board-certified primary care physician and Medical Director of Ellis Primary Care. He is also author of Medicine Is a Team Sport: How to Become a Team Player in Your Own Healthcare.
Western Massachusetts is preparing for a winter storm that’s expected to drop two feet of snow, while Connecticut has declared a state of emergency as it is bracing for what forecasters are calling a blizzard.