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McCoy Declares State of Emergency in Albany County; County Offices Closed

March 14, 2017

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has declared a State of Emergency and closed County Offices effective as of 5:00 am. County workers should *not* report to work. This does not apply to the Albany County Nursing Home or DPW.

“Our DPW crews report over 2 inches of snow has already fallen in the hill towns and meteorologists have increased snow fall expectations for Albany County since late last night,” said County Executive McCoy. “We have nearly 50 plows out on our roads and we need to keep people off of them in order to keep hose roads clear.”

Safety is a top priority as the snow continues to fall and will ramp up throughout the morning. With high wind gusts expected, power outages are likely and the County Executive McCoy urges everyone to keep candles and batteries handy and to check on any senior close by. Those who receive Meals on Wheels home deliveries did get extra shelf stable meals in advance. In the event you do lose power, numbers for National Grid and NYSEG are below:

• National Grid (upstate electric): (800) 867-5222, or go to
• National Grid (upstate gas): (800) 642-4272, or go to
• NYSEG (electric): (800) 572-1131, or go to
• NYSEG (gas): (800) 572-1121, or go to

“Please stay home; stay off the roads and be safe,” urged McCoy. “Let the plow operators do their jobs and clear the roads.”

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