ALBANY, New York — Holiday travelers in eastern New York are in for some treacherous conditions, with the National Weather Service predicting heavy snowfall and dropping temperatures from the Hudson Valley to southern Washington County.
A winter storm warning is posted from sunrise Wednesday through Thursday morning, with snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches in the lower Hudson Valley and Catskills and 5 to 8 inches further north.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is prepared to close Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley as early as 7 a.m. Wednesday. He advised travelers to establish an alternate route and call 511 to check road conditions.
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for the southern Adirondacks, where 3 to 6 inches of snow is forecast.
Freezing drizzle is forecast in western New York.
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