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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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Budget Battle: Closer to government shutdown?

ALBANY -- As the Senate and Congress continue to play political football with Obamacare hundreds of thousands of federal workers are bracing themselves for an extended period of time without a paycheck.

If there is no compromise to keep the federal government up and running by October 1st, then nearly one million federal employees, 6,400 in the capital region alone, could be out of work until a deal is struck.

For 27 years Tim Oravec has worked at the HUD office, in Albany, collecting a paycheck to support his 11 children. There have been threats almost every year to shut down federal spending however this year's threat seems different and more serious, Oravec said.

"The fear of it basically scares me more than anything else (and) the loss of income," said Oravec.

The recovering cancer patient said he is not bracing for the worst instead, at this point with a stalemate in DC, he is panicking.

"You can't balance the budget on the backs of the federal employees," Oravec said.
 
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