Saratoga Springs Declares Snow Emergency; 8 to 12 inches of Snow Possible

Saratoga Springs Declares Snow Emergency; 8 to 12 inches of Snow Possible
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch starting late Tuesday
Thomas Dimopoulos

February 4 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, with 8 to 12 inches of snow possible.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny in Saratoga Springs, with a high near 30. Snow is expected to arrive Tuesday night, falling mainly after 3 a.m. (early Wednesday), with new snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent, with the low at around 17.

The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday, with new snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches possible, and a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Scattered snow shatters are expected into Wednesday night, with a low around 10.

The city of Saratoga Springs has declared a "snow emergency" beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The city DPW advises the following, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday: all vehicles on city streets (except alternate side parking streets), must be moved to a plowed or cleared area. All vehicles must be moved every 12 hours thereafter. Vehicles in violation are subject to being ticketed, or towed at owner's expense.

By late Tuesday, Saratoga Central Catholic High School and Schuylerville Central School District reported they will be closed on Wednesday.

The Saratoga Springs City School District will typically make an announcement regarding potential school closings in the morning, although school-related activities, such as Wednesday night's battle for first place between hockey rivals Saratoga and Shenendehowa, may or may not be included in the postponment notice.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 24, and a nightime low of around 5.




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