A State of Emergency has been declared for the Capital Region by the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services. Here's their statement:
Due to rapidly worsening conditions and forecasts, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of Emergency Executive Order from today has been expanded to include the following counties: Albany, Clinton, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Washington and Warren Counties. The National Weather Services has predicted accumulations of between eight and 16 inches in these counties.
Earlier this morning, the Governor declared an executive order for the Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island regions. Under a state of emergency, critical resources that are normally restricted to State use are mobilized to assist local governments and laws and regulations that would otherwise impede their rapid response are suspended.