Winter Storm

WAMC News
12:34 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NYPA CEO On Preparations For Another Storm

With heavy snow expected, utility crews across northern New York and parts of Vermont are getting ready for what could be hours of repair and restoration work. With a series of severe weather events in recent years, power providers across the region have updated their plans to get ready for and respond to weather, and in some cases, man-made disasters. The New York Power Authority CEO, Gil Quiniones, spoke to WAMC about those changes. He says after Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, the Power Authority came up with 26 recommendations to improve communications during storms as part of its Lessons Learned Project.

New York News
5:20 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

North Country Digs Out Of Winter Storm

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Schools are closed and state offices in Vermont delayed the start of the work day today. But the snowstorm that rampaged up the Atlantic coast is being met with typical New England pragmatism in Vermont and New York.

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New England News
3:54 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conn. Offering Road Salt To Cities And Towns

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is helping out cities and towns facing a shortage of road salt due to the series of storms that have hit the state.

So far, 22 municipalities have informed the state they need helping acquiring more salt.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Latest Snow Storm Could Drop More Than A Foot On NY and New England

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In what seems to have become a weekly theme this winter, New York and New England are being slammed by another snowstorm today.

After making its way through the southeastern United States, a winter storm is expected to drop a foot and even up to 18 inches of snow on parts of eastern New York and New England.

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New York News
12:03 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Gives Storm Update

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On an 11am conference call with the media,  Governor didn't give the "all clear" just yet, but he did say "Mother nature has moved on somewhat" and the snowfall is pretty much over across the state.  He said his decision to close roadways between midnight and 5 am turned out to be the right call - there were  weather-related fatalities -  Authorities say a 71-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease has frozen to death after she wandered away from her rural western New York home.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Another Winter Storm Moving Across NY And New England

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An already busy winter weather season continues in New York and New England.

A winter storm warning is in effect as up to a foot of snow is expected through Friday morning for the Capital Region, Vermont and western Massachusetts. Luigi Meccariello is a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Albany office.

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WAMC News
5:07 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Warns Storm Could Cause Road Closures In NY

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning travelers to be wary of the winter storms passing through the region, and that the weather could be severe enough to close roads.

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New England News
8:44 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Ice Storm Impacts Northern New England

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Ice is building up on trees and bringing down power lines in northern New England, leaving thousands of homes and business in Vermont and Maine without electricity.

Vtoutages.org lists more than 16,000 outages, most across northern Vermont. In Maine, Bangor Hydro Electric reported about 11,500 outages Sunday morning, mostly along the coast, and Central Maine Power was working to restore power to about 450 customers, most of them in York County.

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WAMC News
8:31 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Ice Storm Knocks Out Power Across Northern New York

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A winter storm is coating parts of northern New York and Vermont with an inch or more of ice, causing power outages and making travel extremely hazardous.

More than 10,000 customers are without power in upstate New York as the storm is forecast to linger into Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says more than an inch of ice has been reported in parts of St Lawrence County, N.Y. Signification accumulations are expected through midday Sunday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared an ice storm emergency for northern and western parts of the state.

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WAMC News
7:25 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Winter Storm Headed For Northeast

Another shot of wintry weather is heading for the Northeast, with a foot or more of snow possible in New England.

The snow and ice storm is expected to slow weekend travel by air, rail and highway and has utilities and airports on alert.

The National Weather Service says 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected from Saturday to Sunday in New England. Up to 14 inches are possible along the Maine coast but as little as 2 inches on Cape Cod. Areas north and west of New York City and interior Pennsylvania also could get 8 inches or more.

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