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MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW STORM WED. AM THROUGH WED. NIGHT

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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Albany blight is the topic of plan vote

ALBANY -- The Albany County Legislature approved a resolution Monday evening to establish a land bank corporation in the county. The not-for-profit would acquire properties that are tax delinquent, foreclosed, vacant or abandoned in an effort to remove blight.

They would bring some relief to what we have seen for many, many years and has affected not only the neighborhood, but our education system so on and so forth, said Legislature Majority Leader Frank Commisso.

Some minority members spoke against the way the resolution was brought forward by criticizing the rapid process used to bring it to a vote.

Only ten land banks are permitted statewide and eight have already been established. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to propose allowing 20 land banks, but the majority did not want to wait.

Ultimately it's going to be kicked back to us, predicted Minority Whip Deb Busch. I think that the community's concerned not having input it would really behoove this legislature to bring it back to committee. It would not have hurt.

 
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