Capital Region digs out after blizzard, snow emergencies announced, PFOA found in Cambridge, Cuomo on Bharara firing -"I haven't followed it"

Snow
+ The Capital Region continues to dig out after Tuesday's blizzard. As much as two feet of snow fell on parts of the region. Schools, malls, New York State offices and pretty much everything else closed on Tuesday. Tractor trailers were banned from I-87 and other area highways. All flights were canceled out of Albany Airport. Today airline service is starting to return, and Amtrak is working to get trains running again, but it's best to check the status of flights and trains before heading to your destination. [TU][WNYT][News10][TWCN]

+ Snow emergencies are in effect in communities around the region while crews attempt to clear the roadways. Albany's snow emergency goes into effect at 8 pm Wednesday. [WNYT][

+Schenectady used GPS to help them clear the streets more effectively on Tuesday. Gazette]

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Code Blue
The Cuomo administration will file today to extend Code Blue, which was slated to run out soon, for another 60 days. [TU]

PFOA/PFOS in Cambridge
PFOA and PFOS have been discovered at a paper composting facility in Cambridge. [TWCN]

Altamont fire
Fire destroyed a vacant building in Altamont overnight. [TU]

Adirondack Trust destroyed by fire
The Adirondack Trust branch on Route 9 in Wilton was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.[Gazette]

One-house budgets
The Assembly and Senate have released their one-house budget proposals and are expected to approve them this week. [TU]

Cuomo on Bahrara firing: "I haven't followed it"
Andrew Cuomo says he hasn't followed the situation that led to Donald Trump's decision to fire Preet Bharara. [TU]

Tax department computer woes
Computers at the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance have reportedly been breaking down continually -- just a month before the tax deadline. [TU]

FOIL
Some state agencies, including the State Police and the Health Department, have acknowledged that they are sitting on years worth of FOIL requests. [TU]

Suboxone
Schenectady County legislators will consider a possible lawsuit against opioid drugmakers, claiming they contribute to the abuse epidemic. [TU]

Verizon sues Clifton Park
Verizon Wireless has filed suit agains Clifton Park over the rejection of an application for a cell phone tower. [TU]

Sweeney says Peter Young saved his life
Former Congressman John Sweeney credited Father Peter Young and the embattled Peter Young Foundation, with saving many lives, including his. [TU]

Ski resorts
With only five days until the start of spring, ski resort owners are happy. [Gazette]

The game
Paul Grondahl on a 30 year old pick-up basketball game, and why he keeps it going. [TU+]

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