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Snow and Gusty Wind Today - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A Nor'easter  is expected to impact the region today, but the impact around the Capital Region looks to be on the lighter side, as the storm takes a more Easterly track. Snowfall of varying intensity is expected through this afternoon and evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 15-20 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions at times through late tonight. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 2-6" are expected, with higher amounts across western New England.

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Channel 6 News - Search Results

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NY proposes boat-cleaning rules to stop invasives

ALBANY (AP) -- New York regulators want to require boaters to make sure their motorboats, canoes and kayaks are free of hitchhiking invasive species before launching them in the state's waterways.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation proposed rules Wednesday that would subject people to fines if they don't clean and drain their boats and boat trailers before launching. The rules would apply to all boats launched at DEC boat launches, waterway access sites, fishing access sites and campgrounds administered by DEC.

Violators could be ticketed and fined up to $250.

The regulations add teeth to guidelines the agency has promoted for many years to stop spread of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other damaging non-native species.

Comments on the new regulations are being accepted by DEC through Feb. 24.
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