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Moderate to Heavy Snow @ Times to Continue Through the Evening

Narrow bands of moderate to heavy snow continue to evolve across the region in response to the storm developing to our south.  Expect periods of 1" to occasionally 2" per hour snowfall rates through 8-10pm with snowfall becoming lighter and more intermittent through the pre-dawn hours on Thursday. Poor to difficult travel conditions in low visibility and snow packed roads will persist well into the night.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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NY expands no smoking zones in state parks

ALBANY (AP) -- Smoking will be banned in more places within New York state parks this summer.
 
The governor's office announced Friday that the state is expanding the number of smoke-free areas at state parks, pools and historic sites, including many of New York's popular beaches.
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says residents should be able to enjoy the outdoors "free of pollution from secondhand smoke."
 
The new rules vary from park to park, so the state has posted a list online of places where smoking is banned.
 
All state parks in New York City are also entirely smoke-free.
 
Violators of the rules can face fines of up to $250.
 
Smoking will still be allowed in most campsites, parking lots and open-air picnic areas.

AP-WF-05-11-13 1452GMT
 
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