State of Emergency Declared in Upstate New York Due to Heavy Snowfall

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Ulster Counties on December 2 due to heavy snowfall.

Cuomo said he deployed 300 members of the National Guard to “assist with snow removal and clean-up operations” in the affected areas.

Local reports said that Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer were expecting up to 26 inches of snow.

Video from the town of Rensselaer on Monday shows a vehicle being towed out of heavy snow buildup on a residential street. Credit: @maksselfborn via Storyful