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Accumulating snow ends between midnight and 2-3am as the Snow Storm Winds Down

Some additional bursts of moderate snowfall are likely through midnight with additional snow accumulations of 1"-3" through 2am.  Snowfall rates will rapidly diminish through early Thursday morning as the snowfall becomes light and intermittent with only a bit of patchy light snow or snow grains persisting beyond daybreak on Thanksgiving.
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Rail safety drill at Port of Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Firefighters are getting some practice battling crude oil fires as part of stepped-up efforts by the Cuomo administration to address safety threats from increased rail shipment of highly flammable crude from North Dakota to East Coast refineries.
  
The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is hosting a two-day disaster training drill at the Port of Albany on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon, fire and hazardous materials personnel will practice using fire suppressant foam to douse flames in a simulated oil-spill fire.
  
Albany's port has become a major hub for crude oil transport, with oil trains arriving daily on routes that cross the state from the west and north.
  
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his administration has ramped up railroad inspections and increased preparedness training for potential oil train disasters.
 
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