Gov. Hochul urges New Yorker’s to stay off the roads ahead of state-wide snowstorm

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) — At a storm briefing Thursday, state leaders ensured New Yorkers that resources are in place to combat the heavy state-wide snowstorm that is already underway.

“We’re gonna be ready for this. New York is ready, as we always are. Bring it on mother nature,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Marie Therese Dominguez, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation, said they have plenty of plows drivers and plows.

“The bottom line is that we are prepared for this storm, we’re shifting assets accordingly,” Dominguez said.

The snow started early this morning locally and will continue into Saturday at about 1-2 inches per hour. Hochul said she is concerned about the winds from this storm. She also said she understands that many New Yorkers are worried about power outages in these cold temperatures.

“In this bitter cold, the scariest thing for a mom with little kids is to be sitting there with no heat in your house,” Hochul said.

But Hochul said there are about 6500 utility workers on the ground ready to tackle the heavy snowfall with plows, heaps of salt, and tools to repair power lines.


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