ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - About 13,000 utility customers in eastern New York are without power after an overnight storm dumps up to 7 inches of wet, heavy snow on some upstate areas.
More than half of Thursday morning's outages are in the Hudson Valley from Putnam County to the Albany area. Dutchess County has the most outages with more than 2,100, followed by Schenectady County with about 1,900.
Snowfall totals in the Albany area range from a dusting to up to 5 inches in Columbia County, just southeast of the city. The National Weather Service reports that some areas of Broome County outside Binghamton have received 5 to 7 inches.
Several dozen schools from the Binghamton area to the Hudson Valley have delayed the start of classes. Overnight rain has caused flooding that has closed several highways in Westchester County.
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