Parts of the Capital Region woke up to more than a foot of snow this morning. It's either a winter wonderland or your worst nightmare. Our Megan Cruz explains.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Oh, the weather last night was frightful, this morning still as delightful.
People woke up to anywhere from 6 inches to over a foot of snow.
"A lot of snow, more than I expected that's for sure," said Albany Resident Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher. She's been shoveling at her house out for over an hour.
"I went out around the back of the house, shoveled the back walk, then started brushing off my car and shoveling around it. Ugh," she said.
Lucky for her, she's got nowhere to go, unlike Emily Kirby.
"I'm stuck!" said Kirby, who was trying to get to work over at St. Peter's.
"Fortunately I have someone to help me kind of get out," she said, but "I mean this puny little shovel isn't going to do the job," said Anthony Brown-Davis. He owns his own snow removal business, but his advice to people: "Stay home, don't come out," he said.
But this winter wonderland was a welcome sight for some. Private contractors are telling us Christmas came early.
"My phone just keeps ringing!" said Paul Martins, who Owns Perfection Roofing.
"It's been a busy 24 hours I'll tell you that," he exclaimed.
City plows have been busy too. Assistant Commissioner Dan Dilillo of Albany's Department of General Services says they have all 42 of their plows and loaders on the roads.
While the main roads are pretty clear, he says they're still making their way through the neighborhoods.
"I'm sure they're overwhelmed because so much came down so quickly," said Rees-Rohrbacher.