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Snowstorm Well Underway - Periods of Heavy Snow and Difficult Travel into Tonight

Snowfall rates of 1" to at times 2" per hour are likely this afternoon and this evening across most of the area as low pressure passes to the region's south.  This will cause rapid accumulations and low visibility producing hazardous travel conditions.  The storm will begin winding down after 10-11pm with accumulating snow ending from west to east between 1am and 4am Thursday. Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Troy looks at issue of vacant buildings

TROY -- Residents are gathering in Troy on Tuesday night to discuss a recent rash of fires in Lansingburgh, including in some vacant buildings.
CBS6's Torie Wells reported that there are 562 vacant buildings in the city, and 255 of them are registered.  The City of Troy owns 71 of the buildings, leaving 307 as unregistered.
A spokesperson for the City said that they learn about the buildings when residents report them or when code officials find them.  They try to track down the owners to hold them accountable for the upkeep of the property, but the spokesperson said that it is almost impossible to monitor the buildings constantly.
The spokesperson also said that tracking down the owners can take time.  Some leave the property due to foreclosure.
 
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