ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of schools across upstate New York are closed and authorities are advising against any unnecessary travel as a snow storm moves across the region.
Schools from the Finger Lakes to the Adirondacks and the Hudson Valley have called off classes Wednesday, while a few others are delaying their start by two hours.
Morning commuters are traveling at reduced speeds while navigating snow-covered roads and highways, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at 8 a.m. that a 65-mile stretch of Interstate 84 between the Pennsylvania and Connecticut borders is closed to all vehicles.
Cuomo activated the state Emergency Operation Center Tuesday night to monitor the storm, and he's asking people to avoid unnecessary travel.
The National Weather Service says eight to 12 inches of snow already has fallen along the Southern Tier between Elmira and Binghamton.