Gov. Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York Storms

Some areas expecting more than a foot of snow


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson Valley region which will be slammed by a foot of snow, ice and rain.

He said snow will range from a foot to 16 inches in some areas with Long Island catching much of the brunt. Ten inches of snow is forecast for New York City. The storm is expected to continue until 6 a.m. Friday.

Cuomo hadn't closed any roads as of early Thursday afternoon, but said he will monitor the rate of snowfall and how slippery the roads are, including the Long Island Expressway. Closures are possible any time during the day and overnight, he said.