At first glance it seemed as though we had only received a moderate dusting of snow. Going out the door it was apparent that locally we had a three to four inch accumulation. With more significant totals in the outlying and hill towns many schools were closed or delayed. Road conditions were not bad, but slippery on the less plowed side roads. The closest Park & Ride was clear but icy, sliding rather than driving into parking spots. CDTA’s Route 233 was only about four to five minutes late, the plows of the East Greenbush Department of Public Works having done an excellent job of keeping Routes 9 & 20 clear. We found the floors of the bus understandably somewhat slick. Fortunately the driver did not start off as quickly as usual so we were able to keep our bones and pride intact. Some of the hillier streets in Albany made it difficult for even heavy buses to grip the road. All in all the commute was only slightly delayed by the snow and was only a minor inconvenience. With temperatures rising the trip home should be no worse than average.
Providing a heads-up to locals looking to get out of the weather: the New York State Library is open with full library services including public access internet. they will be busy since they are short staffed. quite a few employees from areas that had greater snow accumulation are having difficulties getting into the city.