ALBANY, N.Y. -- At one p.m. Friday afternoon the state officially activated the Emergency Management Operations Center.
There are more than 30 state and federal agencies ready to coordinate emergency response across the state.
In the basement of the operations center officials are ready to deal with impacts on transportation, people and food delivery.
The group is in constant contact with the governor as the storm develops and shifts, and they're telling people, if you aren't home yet, get home as soon as possible - because the dangerous elements will most likely hit early evening and continue over night.
"Expecting high winds blowing and drifting snow even after plows pass a few times were expecting roads to stay dangerous very cold tonight, black ice and drifting snow is going to be an issue for the next few days," said Greg Brunelle, Director of the EMOC.
Friday at six, the command center is keeping a close eye on downstate and how they plan to help that area that is still so vulnerable after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.
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