Road crews across the region were out early this morning to try to keep ahead of heavy snowfall as the biggest snowstorm in nearly two years hit the region.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation had its snowplow crews out early Thursday morning as the snowflakes began to fall and have kept most major roads in the state passable. Vermont Agency of Transportation Director of Operations Scott Rogers says the storm is what they would expect for a significant snowfall event.
Drifting snow is not creating problems in NYS, where Department of Transportation Spokesperson Jennifer Post reports there are some cars off the roads, but no serious problems.
NYS Thruway Authority Acting Albany Division Director Michael Loftus says all their operators are plowing and salting roads.
Essex County NY is in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains and they often get substantial snowfall when a Nor’easter blows through. At mid-morning County Director of Emergency Services Don Jaquist measured about 7 to 8 inches of fallen snow, and he expects significant addition to that depth as the storm continues through the day.
A snow emergency has been declared in Albany, restricting parking thru Friday evening. A parking ban is also in effect in Plattsburgh and in Burlington VT.