Winter storm brings shoveling and parking woes to Albany


Snow emergencies are either now in effect, or soon will be, all over the Capital Region including in North Greenbush, Colonie and as of 8:00 p.m. Monday, the City of Albany

Albany residents woke up Monday under a state of emergency. The Albany county Executive canceled the state of emergency for Albany County Noon Monday, but for the unlucky few who had to get up and go to work, they still had to dig their way out of a mess.

“I shoveled out my car yesterday knowing I’d have to go to work this morning, and the plow came and now I’ve got some work to do it looks like,” said Sam Shipherd, and Albany resident.

While the cleanup in Albany begans in waves, residents like Shipherd are just trying to keep up with the plows.

“I get why they have to plow the streets, it just stinks because it was a lot of work yesterday and it’s a lot colder today so it’s a bit more of a challenge,” said Shipherd.

Matt Garigen, also an Albany resident said the cold Monday was some of the worst he’s seen.

“I started yesterday. So I’m just kind of finishing up and trying to get out of here,” said Garigen. But this is cold. It’s ridiculous.”

Residents aren’t the only ones waking up to a nightmare. For truckers, the snow emergency brings a parking nightmare.

Wayne Lock driver was catching some z’s on Sunday before a marathon drive, parking his truck on the side of Lark Street.

“I was going to go to work today, but I didn’t realize it was a state of emergency,” said Lock.

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