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State of Emergency Declared in Upstate New York Due to Heavy Snowfall
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Ulster Counties on December 2 due to heavy snowfall. Cuomo said he deployed 300 members of the National Guard to “assist with snow removal and clean-up operations” in the affected areas. Local reports said that Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer were expecting up to 26 inches of snow. Video from the town of Rensselaer on Monday shows a vehicle being towed out of heavy snow buildup on a residential street. Credit: @maksselfborn via Storyful