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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Monday Night into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England Monday night, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty wind at times causing blowing and drifting snow, potential whiteout conditions at times leading to dangerous travel late Monday night through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   


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Colonie Landfill Accepting Sandy Debris

COLONIE - It will take many months until the clean-up downstate is complete following Superstorm Sandy but as crews chip away at it, much of the debris is actually being hauled north to the Capital Region. 

"It's pretty hard to look at those areas and not know that they need a lot of help.  We own a landfill, we have a lot of responsibility with that landfall and right now others need our help.  It's not going to have an impact on the landfill that is going to hurt anybody," says Town of Colonie Supervisor, Paula Mahan.  The town board voted late last week to accept as much as 3,000/ton per day until the end of the year. 

The Army Corp of Engineers is inspecting all of the debris to make sure it's not hazardous before loading it onto ships and sending it to the Ports in the area.  From there, it's been transferred to big rigs.  The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation determines just how much each landfill can accept. 

At the Colonie landfill, 75 trucks per day will be carrying Sandy debris in.  Accepting the wreckage is what the town supervisor calls the "moral" thing to do but it's also going to bring in an unexpected influx of cash for the town.  "We could get anywhere from a couple hundred thousand dollars to four-five hundred thousand dollars, we'll see how it goes," says Mahan.

The town of Colonie will get $4 per ton brought to the landfill.  "I think the smartest thing that the town could do would be to set that aside and build that cash reserve for a rainy day fund, you never know when you're going to need it," Mahan adds saying ultimately, it will be up board to decide. 

The Seneca Medows landfill will also be accepting debris from downstate.  The City of Albany was asked whether it could accept some debris at its landfill as well.  CBS6 reached out to Mayor Jerry Jennings to see whether he is considering it, he did not return calls for comment.

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