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Low pressure developing off the Southeast coast will quickly move northeast tracking south of New England through Wednesday night as colder air arrives to produce a moderate to heavy snow storm for much of the region.  Snow will develop quickly Wednesday morning and fall heavily at times through the afternoon and evening before tapering off and ending before daybreak on Thursday.  Expect difficult travel conditions with snow packed roads and low visibility through the duration of this storm.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page


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Motorcyclist dies after crash with road sweeper

COLONIE - Colonie police say a motorcyclist died after an early morning crash with a road sweeper on Saturday.

Officials say the accident happened on Route 9 near Crescent Terrace at around 1:48 a.m.  According to officials a road sweeper driven by 55-year-old Boyie Maharaj of Schenectady was rear-ended by a motorcycle.  Police say the motorcycle caught on fire after the crash. 

The male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead the scene.  His name is being withheld pending notification.  Officials say Maharaj was taken to Ellis Hospital for evaluation.  Officials say he is employed by Russell Sweepers, LLC of Clifton Park.

Route 9 was closed for several hours after the crash.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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