ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has more than 1,500 snow plows, about 470,000 tons of road salt and hundreds of highway workers ready to tackle what's expected to be the worst storm so far in 2013.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state Emergency Operations Center in Albany will be activated at noon Friday to monitor the storm's impact on New York and coordinate response efforts from Long Island to Niagara Falls.
Personnel from state emergency management, health, military, transportation, utility regulation and police agencies are among those who will be staffing the center into the weekend.
The state police Thruway detail is also adding patrols during the storm.
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