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Snow and Gusty Wind Today - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A Nor'easter  is expected to impact the region today, but the impact around the Capital Region looks to be on the lighter side, as the storm takes a more Easterly track. Snowfall of varying intensity is expected through this afternoon and evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 15-20 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions at times through late tonight. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 2-6" are expected, with higher amounts across western New England.

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Assemblyman: NY to end gas station fire systems

ALBANY  (AP) -- A state lawmaker says New York is trying to rescind a requirement for gas stations to have automatic overhead fire extinguishing systems that can quickly smother a fire or explosion at the pumps. Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi opposes the proposal he said quietly

The Utica Democrat says the fire suppression systems required since the 1980s are even more necessary now with the state saying many stations must have emergency generators so they can keep operating during power outages like those caused by Superstorm Sandy.

A state advisory panel has questioned the effectiveness of the fire systems and a convenience store association challenges the need for the costly devices.

There was no initial comment Monday from the state Department of State, which is considering the measure.
 AP-WF-09-16-13 2017GMT
 
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