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County Executive McCoy Readies Additional Resources & Issues Warning Ahead of Impending Winter Storm

January 18, 2019

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that additional County resources would be ready for the approaching blizzard and warned residents to take every precaution before, during and after the storm which could bring between 12 and 24 inches of snow starting Saturday.

County Executive McCoy is set to deploy 38 large plow trucks to clear roadways and drop salt, 10 small plow trucks to ensure intersections and problem spots are safe and to help emergency first responders and a total of 96 county employees in rotation.

“Today I had the opportunity to be on The Weather Channel so I could properly warn residents of Albany County and the Capital Region just how dangerous this storm could be, with up to two feet of snow depending on where you are,” said County Executive McCoy. “Public safety is my top priority and nearly 100 county employees will be working around the clock with the necessary resources over the next three days to help make sure our people stay out of harm’s way.”

“However, I encourage everyone who can stay off the roads to do so and stay indoors, as frigid temperatures and high winds will make this storm extremely unsafe and snowdrifts that will continue to make travel problematic into Monday,” he continued.

The Albany County Department of Public Works will cover approximately 600 miles of roads in Bern, Knox, Westerlo, Rensselaerville, Colonie, Coeymans and New Scotland and will likely use between 1,000 and 1,500 tons of salt.

If you lose power and you are a National Grid customer, you can call 800-867-5222 or use your smartphone and the below link:

https://www1.nationalgridus.com/ReportorCheckOutage-NY-RES?cookieCheck=true

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