From early dismissals at schools to last minute errands, the snow had a wide impact on Capital Region residents. Innae Park caught up with many who say they have the key to coping with being snowed-in.
LATHAM, N.Y. -- The Capital District is used to the snow. From school districts to store owners, another February storm is a means of practicing what many natives know.
When it comes to school closures or dismissals, North Colonie Central School District Superintendent D. Joseph Corr said they have everything prepared. "We have these schedules set up beforehand. We have a schedule for one hour early dismissal, two hour early dismissal, three hour early dismissal," he said. Corr will even make sure to check out the conditions that day. "We look at the forecast, we look at what it's actually doing outside. Occasionally I'll go out and drive the roads myself.
While there's no sign of spring anytime soon, residents we spoke to say they're keeping their eyes fixed on the end of this snow tunnel by making the most of it. Quite a few told us they were turning to sweets and desserts to enjoy their evening, whether homemade or store-bought.
Granted, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but is sugar the solution to those winter blahs?
One resident said, "It's just the depressing nature of this weather. You've got to spice it up with some cookies, ice cream. All the essentials of life, really."