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Snow and Gusty Wind on Tuesday - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

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 4"-10" are expected with higher amounts across western New England.

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Cuomo asks DOH to speed up medical marijuana implementation

ALBANY -- Governor Cuomo is asking the Department of Health to speed up the implementation of the Compassionate Care Act to help children with epilepsy.

The request comes after the deaths of two littler girls in Western New York this month. The bill passed in June, but it will be at least 18 months before medical marijuana will be available to patients. Families of children with debilitating conditions like epilepsy say that is too long to wait.

"Families with children struggling from epilepsy have fought for years for the passage of the Compassionate Care Act," says the governor's letter. "Now that it is finally law, the children struggling with this condition deserve every consideration."

A closed door meetings with parents, advocates and lawmakers was held earlier this week. While no promises were made, lawmakers did say they would alert everyone about any new developments.

You can read the full letter sent by the governor here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/GAMCDOHZucker.pdf.
 
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