ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Kathy Hochul provided a storm update on Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. This came after New York was hit by a major winter storm the night before.

State agencies continue to respond to efforts as a storm system impacts most of the state with heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain, knocking out power for more than 52,000 New Yorker’s officials said. Up to a half-inch of sleet and freezing rain overnight, as well as a mix of snow was received in areas of the upper Mid-Hudson and the lower Capital District Regions.

Although the Capital Region didn’t receive as much snow as expected, travel conditions were incredibly icy as rain then turned into ice as temperatures dropped. According to officials, Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, and the North Country did receive up to a foot or more of snow they say with several additional inches of snow expected in the forecast this afternoon.

While downstate areas have seen mostly rain, freezing rain is forecast to impact the lower Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island Regions beginning this morning and continue through the evening commute officials said. In the Capital Region, a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is forecast as the weather system continues to push across the state this afternoon.

Officials say areas south and east of Western New York, the Finger Lakes, Central New York, the North Country, and parts of the Mohawk Valley are expected to receive several more inches of snow. Across downstate regions, rain is expected to change to a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain this afternoon before tapering off in the evening.

Dangerous, icy travel conditions are likely to impact the evening commute for much of the lower Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island Regions tonight. The steady snow is expected to end across the state late Friday afternoon.

In addition, some areas in Western New York and the North Country may experience some lake effect impacts through this evening with wind gusts up to 30 mph at times causing blowing and drifting snow along the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario shorelines. Those areas officials say will also see the return of bitterly cold conditions and sub-zero wind chills today through this weekend.

“New Yorkers are waking up this morning to a lot of snow or a messy mixture of sleet and freezing rain that has already made travel treacherous and brought down tree limbs and powerlines,” Governor Hochul said. “I urge New Yorkers to stay vigilant and avoid all travel, especially in areas where the mix of sleet and freezing rain is making roadways extremely dangerous. We will continue to monitor conditions, deploy assets as necessary and provide support to local governments if needed.”

For more information about the weather, go to Jill Szwed’s morning weather report.