The Capital Region woke up to a cold winter morning, combined with bitter temperatures and snow. Our Matt Hunter has the latest on the winter storm, as it moves closer to the region.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- For Capital Region residents fending for themselves in this latest blast of winter weather, it's not hard to find something to complain about.
"The wind and the snow together," said Tiffany Barkevich, an Albany resident.
Kelsey Kyte, another Albany resident, added, "I'd have to say other drivers who don't know how to drive in the snow."
But for some people, Mother Nature offers no excuse to adjust their daily routine.
"I have three layers, I've got all kinds of the right gear, I'm a skier so I know how exactly how to dress," said Siuhong Mo, an Albany resident who still managed to go for his daily run during this winter weather.
Several inches of snow blanketed the ground by late morning, and left many people longing for the days of summer.
"Awful, yeah, really bad, I almost got in a couple of accidents," explained Barkevich when asked about the roads.
Kyte added, "I'm all bundled up trying to stay warm and I'm probably going to go get a cup of coffee."
The storm is not expected to let up until sometime on Friday. As the State Emergency Operations Center monitors roads across the state, locals are left with no choice but to accept winter's cold, harsh reality.
Barkevich said, "I guess you could say I'm not really getting used to it even though it happens every year."
"It's the way to go, it's to embrace whatever, whatever conditions, life is not that bad, you know," noted Mo.
As a result of the weather, drivers have been taking it slow on the roads. With temperatures in the single digits, our meteorologists say any salt and sand will have little effect on the pavement.
Check out the latest snow emergencies declared across the region.